Introduction

The science of applied ergonomics is relatively new, only arising since the second world war. However it relies on research carried out in many other older, established scientific areas, such as engineering, physiology and psychology.

Ergonomics is an important field of expertise of particular relevance to the discipline of safety. Expert Experts has worked closely with leaders in this field since the founding of the company. This profile page includes some important information about this field of expertise and identifies the key areas of legal practice and insurance that often need the assistance of experts in ergonomics.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Both safety and ergonomics risk assessments can be used to identify workplace hazards and who is at risk, and determine adequate preventative measures and risk monitoring. Each type of assessment should be based on all human factors, especially focussing on the total load on the body and back, as the spine is the most susceptible area to injury.

Practitioners of safety ergonomics contribute to the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people.

Our experts can be called upon to offer opinions about:

  • Specific injuries
  • Work, home and recreational environments that may contribute to the cause of injuries due to lack of adequate safety infrastructure
  • Calculating damages and suggesting vocational options for injured persons

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.

Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Human factors and ergonomics and quality improvement science: integrating approaches for safety in healthcare

This paper addresses the important question of how quality improvement science (QIS) and human factors and ergonomics (HFE) can work together to produce safer solutions for healthcare.

Safe Work Australia - Safe design

Safe design is about integrating hazard identification and risk assessment methods early in the design process, to eliminate or minimise risks of injury throughout the life of a product. This applies to buildings, structures, equipment and vehicles.

Relevant Cases Cox v Colin Guest & Anor [2015] VCC 1270

The plaintiff instituted common law proceedings for pain and suffering and pecuniary loss damages after sustaining injury as an automotive parts process worker.

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Profiles of Experts in Ergonomics - Safety science

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID12286

WHS - Safety and Emergency Response Consultant

​ID12286 has a career spanning more than two decades, initially within emergency response and he now owns and operates a highly successful international consultancy firm specialising in high risk workplace WHS/OHS.


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