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

Las Vegas: (702) 350-2097

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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.


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.