Joseph Cohen, Ph.D., CPE

Joseph Cohen provides technical and scientific advisory support on legal and regulatory matters involving human factors, ergonomics, and safety. Dr. Cohen has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and managed projects across a variety of industries and settings including construction, energy generation, food service, consumer products, industrial products, warehousing, hospitality, and retail sales. 

Dr. Cohen is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. His professional service includes Vice President of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics and the Finance and Budget Committee of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. His research and writings on pedestrian falls, hazard communication, and forensics have been published in books, journals, and trade publications. Dr. Cohen holds four degrees, including a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, M.A. degree in human factors psychology from California State, Northridge and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from Alliant International University, San Diego where he received the award "Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy". 

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H. Harvey Cohen, Ph.D., CPE

Harvey Cohen received his Ph.D. in Human Factors/Ergonomics from North Carolina State University in 1972, being awarded both doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. He later became a senior research scientist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati, Ohio prior to forming his own ergonomics safety research and consulting firms in 1977. 

Dr. Cohen is board certified in both ergonomics and safety, and is a fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in the U.S. and the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors in the United Kingdom. He is a founding member of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) and is a member and/or scientific contributor to several standards committees, including ASTM F15 Consumer Products and ANSI Z535 dealing with safety signs, product warning labels, and collateral materials such as operator and user manuals.  Dr. Cohen is the U.S. ANSI representative and designated expert to the International Standards Organization's committee on accessibility and usability of products and facilities by older persons and the disabled. He has also held several appointments as Adjunct Professor in graduate schools including the University of Southern California and San Diego State University.

Dr. Cohen has written over 150 scientific publications in the ergonomics and safety fields and is frequently called upon to provide forensic consulting and expert witness services in accident litigation cases.  Dr. Cohen specializes in premises, products, commercial, transportation, recreational and workplace accident causation and analyses resulting in fatal injuries and other catastrophic losses.

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Kristy Norris

Kristy Norris joined the Error Analysis team in 2002.  Her primary responsibilities are case and file management, which includes the receipt and processing of documents and other materials provided by our clients.  Ms. Norris also serves in a research capacity, systematically investigating and studying case and company business.  Her daily activities include coordination of consultant activities and management of the firm's information technology. Kristy holds bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego, as well as various technical and clerical certifications.
 

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Linda Norris

Linda Norris is the firm's Office Manager.  She is typically the initial point of contact for clients.  She has overseen administrative staff and clerical activities during her 20-plus year tenure with Error Analysis.  Her primary responsibilities include but are not limited to consultant retention, bookkeeping, billing, scheduling, travel arrangements, and collections.
 
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Contact

San Diego (Main): (619) 464-4427

Las Vegas: (702) 350-2097

Orange County/Los Angeles/Inland Emprire: (714) 987-1050

 

New Publications

Nemire, K., Cohen, J., & Cohen, H. (Eds.) (due in 2014).  The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Guide to Forensic Human Factors.  Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.

Resnick, M., & Cohen, J. (due in 2014).  Workplace issues in forensic human factors.  In The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Guide to Forensic Human Factors (1987-2012).  Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.   

Kuzel, M., Cohen, H., Rauschenberger, R., & Cohen, J. (2013).  Evaluation of mobile eye tracking for forensic analysis of pedestrian falls. 57th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, September-October, San Diego, CA.

News

01 Under sub-contract to Intuitive Design Solutions (now Humanproof™), EAI revised the FAA’s Human Factors Design Standard concerning workplace layouts and design of passageways, including walkways, platforms, elevators, inclinators, entrances, exits, ramps, ladders, and stairs.

02 Error Analysis consultants to write chapter on Fall Forensics in Fall Prevention and Protection: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices due in 2015.

03 Joseph Cohen named to the Finance and Budget Committee of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

04 Joseph Cohen elected Vice President of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

05 H. Harvey Cohen named the alternate representative of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society to the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) Z535 committee concerning warning labels and instructions.