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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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.


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.