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Crowd Management

By Christopher C. Fogarty
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An investigation following injuries or property damage at a special event or large gathering will often begin with an analysis of crowd management. This article introduces the principles of crowd…

Parking Lot Operations & Management

By Christopher C. Fogarty
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Parking lots are host to a variety of vehicle, pedestrian, operational, and construction activities, sometimes simultaneously. Facility owners and operators must inspect parking lots on the premises…

Sliding Gate Injuries

By Christopher C. Fogarty
Expert Article

Sliding gate systems present a variety of hazards that can cause significant injury if not properly guarded and maintained. Whether motorized or manually-powered, these systems typically include heavy…

Property Maintenance: Ceiling Collapse Incidents

By Edward A. Gray
Expert Article

Diligent property management is critical to maintaining safe premises. A water leak or other moisture intrusion, left unchecked, can lead to various health and safety issues, including ceiling…

Trips & Falls at Outdoor Venues

By Edward A. Gray
Expert Article

Public parks, private resorts, amphitheaters, and other outdoor spaces are popular event venues that require inspection and maintenance in order to ensure the safety of visitors. In this article,…

Preventing Disease Transmission Through HVAC Systems

By Rene Basulto, P.E., MSEM, CGC, C.F.E.I.
Expert Article

What is the standard of care for minimizing the risk of disease transmission through building HVAC systems? Prior to 2020 this was an esoteric question largely reserved for academics, but it has since…

Overhead Door Safety

By Steve Noonan, P.E.
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In this article, Mechanical Engineer & Rail Systems Expert, Steve Noonan, P.E., discusses the incidence of injuries involving overhead doors. His discussion includes an overview of overhead door…

Fundamentals of Rotary Airlocks

By John G. Green II, P.E.
Expert Overview

This article explains how rotary airlocks work, what hazards are present, and what the standards are for safely guarding them. The experts at Robson Forensic have investigated many incidents involving…

School Maintenance Practices to Prevent Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries

By Edward A. Gray
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In general, school administrators and their employees are expected to properly maintain the facilities, equipment, and school grounds in accordance with applicable standards of care. School districts…

Failures & Fundamentals: Hydraulic Systems

By John G. Green II, P.E.
Expert Overview

In this article, machinery experts at Robson Forensic provide an introduction to hydraulic systems and the hazards they present. Hydraulic systems are used everywhere, from forklifts to landing gear…

Machine Guarding & Lockout/Tagout

By Harold Ehrlich
Expert Article

A significant portion of our machine guarding investigations involve situations where machine guards need to be removed and/or workers must place their hands within a machine’s…

Public Facilities & School Premises Safety

By Sylvia B. Deye, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Expert Article

Registered Architect and Certified Safety Assessor Sylvia Deye, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has extensive knowledge and experience designing schools and institutional buildings which meet rigorous standards…

Parking Lot Layout

By Robson Forensic
Expert Article

In this short article, the highway engineering experts at Robson Forensic provide an overview of parking lot design. The graphic provided highlights some of the common design elements we encounter…

Playground Standards & Guidelines - Expert Witness Overview

By Lisa A. Thorsen, Ed.D., C.R.C., C.P.S.I.
Expert Overview

In this article, expert witnesses specializing in pediatric biomechanics and child supervision discuss the standards and guidelines relevant to playground injuries associated with monkey bars and…

Investigating Fire Sprinkler Systems

By Dale J. Cagwin, P.E., C.F.E.I.
Expert Overview

When fire sprinkler systems activate and/or release water we are frequently retained to determine if the systems worked as intended. In the course of these investigations there are common questions…

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