Start Date: 3/3/2021 12:00 PM PST
End Date: 3/3/2021 1:00 PM PST
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
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Literature suggests that human behaviors contribute to the majority of accidents. For this reason and others, Human Factors is a growing scientific field that addresses how people interact with equipment, products, environments, work controls, other people, and more. Here we discuss how expertise in Human Factors can complement engineering expertise in a variety of civil litigation cases. We present relatable first principles from our respective fields and use case studies to illustrate how those principles fit together for an informative, useful, and engaging discussion.
Shannon Ramey, PE, CFEI
Chase Coelho, PhD, CSP, CFI
Senior Managing Scientist
is a Principal Mechanical Engineer at Exponent with an extensive background with building mechanical systems, machinery, building design, structural analysis, construction work and codes. He specializes in forensic analysis of HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing systems and incidents involving machinery, maritime vessels, fuel and gas piping, fire sprinkler systems, and hydraulic systems. Mr. Ramey provides litigation support and expert testimony to law firms, insurance companies and industry for property damage and personal injury events and leverages his experience in construction defect cases.
Dr. Chase Coelho
is a human factors, technical safety, and risk management professional with experience in aviation, aerospace, construction, mining, on- and off-shore oil, gas, and petrochemical, marine, crane, manufacturing, and utility industries. He routinely evaluates human performance issues in workplace operations, maintenance, and emergency contexts, in addition to commercial and consumer settings. He holds a Certified Safety Professional designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, a Certified Fire Investigator designation from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and a Safety Practice Certificate from Texas A&M University for advanced training in industrial hygiene, fire risk management, and other similar topics. He is experienced at evaluating labels, warnings, instructions, and compliance with regulatory requirements, including those set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
is a multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve engineering, science, regulatory, and business issues facing our clients.