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This page contains warnings & labels expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on warnings & labels and related issues. Warnings & labels expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these warnings & labels expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Warnings & Labels, Products Liability, Failure Analysis, OSHA, Distracted Driving, Human Factors, Product Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Driver Behavior, Ergonomics, Explosions, and Fire.

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Stephen M Casner, Ph.D.

San Francisco, California
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Motor Vehicle Accidents, Distracted Driving, Products Liability, Pedestrian/Cyclist Accidents, General Aviation Accidents, Workplace Safety, Scooters, Reaction Time, Risk Perception, Warnings, Driver Behavior, Slip/Trip/Fall
Dr. Steve Casner is a former career NASA human factors psychologist. Steve draws on a wide body of scientific research to help characterize the understandings, perceptions, and abilities of a reasonably prudent person. Steve is able to help identify the contributions of persons, places, circumstances, and things in a variety of accident situations. Steve is an experienced driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and airplane and helicopter pilot and flight instructor. Steve’s first book entitled Careful was published by Penguin Random House in 2017 and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and many others.

Michael T. Motley, PH.D. Univ. of Calif. at Davis (ret.)

Davis, California
Warnings & Labels, Communications - Meaning, Message Interpretation, Sexual Consent, Date Rape, Contract Interpretation, Instructions, Clarity, Misleading Advertising, Disclosure Adequacy, Intended Meaning, Subliminal Messages
Michael Motley, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Davis, has authored five books and over 150 articles and papers in communication. He has been officially recognized as among the "Top 1% of Scholars in Communication" during the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. See www.MotleyExpert.com Expert opinion on adequacy of warnings, warning labels, instructions, etc. Opinion on normal interpretation of communication messages (contracts, waivers, advertisements, etc.) regarding clarity, ambiguity, potential meanings, most likely interpretation, etc. Opinion on interpretations of consent messages and/or resistance messages in claims of date rape. Opinion on meanings of messages in male/female misunderstandings.

Kenneth Nemire, PhD, CPE HFE Consulting, LLC

Campbell, California
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Products Liability, Slip Trip, and Fall, Vehicle Accidents, Auto Accidents, Perception/Reaction Analysis, Driver Behavior, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Night Vision and Lighting, Retail Safety, Workplace Safety
Expert in human factors and ergonomics with extensive experience testifying in motor vehicle accidents; product liability; and slip, trip, fall cases in state and federal courts. Retained by both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Specializes in forensic personal injury causation involving premises, product, vehicle, pedestrian, and workplace accidents. Human factors/ergonomics specialties include: Driver perception & behavior; Pedestrian perception & behavior; Perception response time; Night vision; Lighting, visibility & conspicuity; Slip, trip, misstep & fall (including falls from heights such as ladders & platforms); Product design & liability (including medical, consumer, industrial, agricultural); Human-machine interaction; Control/display layout; Warnings, signs & instructions. PhD in Experimental Psychology, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified XL Tribometrist, and OSHA authorized to teach 10 and 30 hr. courses in General Industry Safety. Designed and conducted human f...

David R. Lenorovitz, PhD, CPE LENPRO Services, Inc.

Littleton, Colorado
Human Factors, Warnings & Labels - Human Factors Engineering, Ergonomics, Hazard Analysis, Safety Procedures, Warnings, Warnings Adequacy, Warning Systems, Product Liability, Perception-Memory-Cognition, User Distractions/Diverted Attention, Task Analysis, Industrial Accidents
Dr. Lenorovitz is a Board Certified Ergonomist / Human Factors Professional with extensive experience in developing and applying knowledge regarding the ways in which human capabilities and limitations can materially effect a user's performance (i.e., success or failure) when interacting with a variety of products or equipment. He has performed HF-related work evaluating, designing, developing, and testing user-interactive-systems for a wide range of industrial, governmental, and individual clients. His forensic experience has included applying HF scientific principles, preparing analysis reports, providing expert opinions, and testifying in cases involving: hazard analysis; evaluating safety systems; assessing the necessity for and adequacy of warnings, instructions, operator manuals, work practices, & organizational procedures; addressing product design and product liability issues; and investigating incidents involving user distractions or diverted attention situations.

Athos C Macris A. C. Macris Consultants

Mystic, Connecticut
Human Factors, Ergonomics - Personal Injury, Product Liability, Safety analysis, Trip/slip and fall, Geriatric factors, Warnings & Labels, User interface/compatibility, Guarding/guard-railing, Product design analysis, Design Analysis, Task analysis, Human error analysis, Procedures and instructions compatibility
So what is Human Factors? Let us think about how people get hurt. Typically, people hurt themselves when they: • Misuse a product, • A product is poorly designed for the population it is intended to be marketed to, • People purposefully or unconsciously do not heed instructions warnings or directions, • Manufacturers take short cuts and in either design or manufacture of their products, or • People do not do what they are supposed to do in the context of making sure places where people work, travel and live are safe. I bet most of you are thinking – so what is the new news here? The news is that when people get hurt there are underlying reasons. Reasons that if corrected will prevent future injuries. A poorly designed or maintained stairway will most probably cause an injury, and if an elderly person, the chances are quite high that a serious injury will occur. We can demonstrate how the dynamics associated with ascending or descending a poorly configured stairway c...

Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP Aleksander & Associates P.A.

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors, Products Liability - Warnings, Labels, Reconstruction, Visibility, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Defects, Photogrammetry, Metallurgy, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Construction, OSHA, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Equipment Failures, Industrial Accidents, Power Utility Accidents, Insurance Claims
Specific Cases: Go cart nip point fatality, washing machine amputation, amputations in punch presses, hydro-pneumatic tank explosion, agricultural truck amputation, airport conveyors, biscuit cutter, amusement rides, water-jet fatality, slips & trips, lead rope snap, exercise machine failures and injuries, document burn injuries, folding chair collapse, concrete anchor system, nail gun injury, prosthesis bolt failure, steam iron electrocution, pool light burn, design of warnings and instructions, ATV rollover, automotive failures and crash related phenomena, measurement of ECDs (TASER®) Farm equipment, failed engines, mining conveyors, power plant systems, belt conveyors, potato processing system, sewer line, tire shredder processing analysis, failed brake die, failed conveyor bearing, RV axle repair failure, trailer suspension system failure, trailer separation, dump truck telescoping cylinder failure, brake system, headlight filament analysis, service station gasoline tank leak, b...

Kenneth H Brown, PhD KHB CONSULTING SERVICES

Evanston, Illinois
Chemistry & Chemicals, Warnings & Labels - Paint & Coatings, Premises Liability, Household Chemical Products, Hazardous Materials, Labels & Warnings, Aerosols & Spray Products, Laboratory Testing & Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Intellectual Property, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accidents
Dr. Brown is an experienced expert witness who provides file review, research, site visits, evidence gathering, failure analysis, laboratory testing & analysis, verbal reports, written reports of opinion, testifying at deposition, and testifying at trial. We act as your translator of technical jargon into easy-to-understand language for attorney and juries. Dr. Brown has published in the fields of organic chemistry, polymers, resins, paint & coatings and ultraviolet light curing of coatings; he also has several patents in these fields. Dr. Brown is a former Assistant Professor, Instructor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola University, Roosevelt University and Elmhurst College.

Robert C Hoffman Jr, PE, CFEI Creative Product Solutions, LLC

Coloma, Michigan
Products Liability, Engineering - fire, shock, burns, fire investigation, appliances, design, testing, codes, safety, failure analysis, product liability, warnings & labels,
Specialize in design for safety, force failure testing, and product litigation support for the consumer goods industry. Knowledge source in the US on appliance fires, with specific detailed knowledge on dryer fires and their causes. Qualifications: Registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan Certified fire and explosion investigator (CFEI) Master certified in design for safety Master certified in force failure testing Certified statistical blackbelt Member of the UL Standards Technical Panel for appliance codes related to clothes washers and dryers I worked in the consumer goods industry in appliances for over 28 years, which gave me the opportunity to serve on the dryer safety committee for the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), as well as work extensively with Underwriters Laboratory ( UL) and CSA. Recognized as a significant knowledge source in the US on dryer fires and their causes, I was instrumental in the development of the clothes dryer drum con...

James M. Miller, PE, PhD J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineering, Warnings & Labels - Accident Reconstruction, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical Hazards (Asbestos, Diacetyl, etc.), Explosions, Electrical, Environmental, Hazard Communication, Human Factors, Instructions, Labels, Warnings, OSHA, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Vapes and E-cigarettes, Battery Fires, Child Safety
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.) Miller Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering. Recently, Dr. Miller has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes". Dr. Miller has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety Enginee...

C.J. Abraham, PhD, P.E., DPE, JD, FRSC, FTI, DEE, IH

Great Neck, New York
Products Liability, Slip Trip & Fall - Athletics & Recreation, Safety, Safety Engineering, Warnings & Labels, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, Risk Analysis, Biomechanics, Engineering, Fires, Explosions, Human Factors, Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, Trampolines, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Playground Accidents
Dr. Abraham is a licensed P.E. and a Senior Member and a Diplomat in The National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Over the last 45 years, C. J. Abraham has created warnings and instructions for many products and protocols applied and used worldwide. He has consulted to major news channels, NHTSA, OSHA, NIOSH, State of California (CaITrans), Microsoft, New York Transit, Queensborough Bridge Authority, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Government, State Attorney General's Offices, and municipalities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe in a variety of technical areas. His interests include head and brain protection in sports and recreation and personal injury accidents and litigations. In addition, he is also involved in the reconstruction of all types of sports injuries in a large variety of recreational and sports activities, amusement and trampoline facilities, as well as accidents involving a variety of products and vehicles. His background may be found at www...

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomi...

Ernan Haruvy Econ Mech, Inc.

Plano, Texas
Marketing, Warnings & Labels - Internet Marketing, eCommerce, auctions, surveys, consumer analytics, conjoint analysis, patent infringement, trademarks, royalties, warranties, damages, false advertising, marketing representations, consumer behavior, branding
Professor Haruvy is a Professor of Marketing and Director of the Marketing Institute. He has taught marketing and economics for 25 years (McGill University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Austin, and Technion). His expertise is in Marketing Analytics, Internet Marketing, Economic Modeling (including Valuation, Damages, Estimation, and Simulation), Pricing (including auctions), Consumer Behavior, Survey Research, Conjoint Analysis, Branding, Advertising, Econometrics, and Statistics. He has published over 100 articles on related topics, and has supervised projects in academia, government and industry.

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Ind...
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