Safety isn’t always simple. It can be a significant challenge, especially in environments where technology evolves much more quickly than many of the people using it on a daily basis can adapt to.
ESI’s trained and certified safety experts work with companies, attorneys, and courts to help them understand these complexities, and to achieve optimal solutions that keep people safe during their everyday work.
The members of our safety team work with companies to reduce the costs of accidents, product liability claims, workers compensation, and OSHA violations, often by collaborating with them to design and market safer products and label them with more effective warnings and other safety information. We also help our clients comply with OSHA regulations, and when necessary, work with them to remediate or contest OSHA violations.
Our team is made up of engineers and safety experts with a broad range of experience in safety issues, ranging from proactive risk assessment and design review, to accident reconstruction and forensic investigation. Many have first-hand experience with managing product safety and employee safety programs, giving them the experience necessary to help our clients make day-to-day decisions that will improve safety conditions for their employees and buyers of their products.
Our team members are fluent in federal, state, and local safety codes, as well as domestic and international consensus standards, including European Union (CE) standards and directives. Many members of our team also hold leadership positions on the committees that maintain those codes and standards, including the ANSI A14 standards on Ladder Safety, ANSI B11 standards on Machinery Safety, and ISO 12643 standards on Printing and Paper Converting Equipment.
Biomechanical accident reconstruction analysis methodologies were used to address injury modes associated with human operator involvement with a commercial hand fed tree chipper winch line.
A female pedestrian wearing black clothing was injured when an automatic sliding door closed on her while she was standing at the right door threshold. An accident reconstruction was performed to document the injury mechanism.
Lifting and loading platforms are commonly used to move heavy equipment, materials, cargo, and/or people, and can be found in a wide variety of commercial, construction, industrial and manufacturing operations. These platforms are often purpose-built, hydraulically or electrically operated, and designed with a range of safety mechanisms, including fall protection systems. When a tanker truck driver fell from an elevated height and sustained injuries during a loading operation, ESI consultants Dennis B. Brickman, Erick H. Knox, Daniel H. Kruger, Rod A. Brewster and Joel A. Lueck were asked to investigate what happened and whether the fall occurred from the loading platform or the tanker truck.
Anand Shah, Dennis B. Brickman, Joseph Grzetic and Joseph Eganhouse embarked on an effort to determine common causes of failure in elastomeric resistance bands used in exercise programs.
ESI was well‐represented at the 28th Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference – a leading international forum for practitioners and researchers involved in the design and analysis of safe human work systems.
ESI's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Find an Expert Contact Us