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Repetitive Motion & Overexertion Injuries

By Diane Trainor, Ph.D., CHCM
Expert Article

Occupational Ergonomics is the dominant field of study that relates demands on the musculoskeletal system to the design of the workplace. Within industry, ergonomists focus on the stressors exerted on…

Crashes Involving Trucks Parked on the Shoulder

By Brooks Rugemer
Expert Article

Parking or stopping a tractor trailer on the shoulder of a roadway creates a hazard for the motoring public, and is generally prohibited by trucking company safety policies. In this article, trucking…

Looming: the Perceived Rate of Closure in Vehicle Crashes

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

In rear-end highway collisions involving a stopped or slow-moving vehicle, it is common for the driver of the striking vehicle to say that they did not realize the lead vehicle was stopped or moving…

Human Factors Behind Autonomous Vehicles

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

This article discusses the human factors behind autonomous vehicles; it provides an overview of the various levels of vehicle automation and also discusses some of the challenges involved in…

Investigating Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collisions

By Peter J. Leiss, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I.
Expert Article

In this article, the experts at Robson Forensic discuss the typical components of a vehicle-pedestrian collision and delve into specialty technical issues that are frequently relevant to these…

Human Error Examining the Role of Human Factors

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

This article provides an introduction to the science of human factors and the concepts utilized by human factors experts to design products and environments that minimize human error related mishaps.…

The Epidemic of Distracted Driving

By Robson Forensic
Expert Presentation

This presentation provides an overview on the human factors of distracted driving. The available slides discuss visual, manual, and cognitive distractions along with the safety implications of…

Shift Work, Sleep Deprivation, and Industrial Accidents

By Ronald D. Schaible, CIH, CSP, CPE
Expert Article

In this article, Robson Forensic experts in Human Factors and Industrial Safety discuss some of the risks associated with shift work and other non-traditional work schedules. Asleep at the Assembly…

Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue in Commercial Trucking

By Brooks Rugemer
Expert Article

Studies suggest that fatigue and/or sleep deprivation may be a contributing factor in at least 30 to 40 percent of all heavy truck crashes. This article explores the effects of sleep deprivation and…