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Human Factors Safety Expert Witness David Curry

David G. Curry, PhD, CHFP, CSP
Principal, Human Factors/Safety
420 N. Main Street
Montgomery IL 60538
USA
phone: 630-701-7703 (Office) 630-740-6871 (Cell)
fax: 630-701-7732
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David G. Curry, PhD, CHFP, CSP, is part of Solution Engineering Group, which has experts representing a wide variety of engineering and scientific disciplines. Each has the ability to work as a team, matching your needs with the right Expert. Dr. Curry consults on all aspects of Human Factors, Applied Human Performance, Ergonomics, and Safety. He has over 30 years of experience working in accident investigation, product design and development, operational testing and analysis, and both laboratory and field research in the control / display, aviation, and surface vehicle arenas. 

Dr. Curry holds graduate degrees in Experimental, Human Factors, and Cognitive/ Perceptual Psychology, Industrial Engineering, and Business. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Air Force Reserve, where he worked with the Air Force Research Laboratory in the area of display technologies, aircrew training, and pilot-vehicle interfaces. 

Litigation Support - Dr. Curry is recognized as an expert in operator-vehicle interaction and is both a Certified Human Factors Professional and Certified Safety Professional. He holds several patents and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (e.g., ANSI, ASTM, and SAE.) Dr. Curry has provided expert testimony in both State and Federal courts. 

Areas of Particular Expertise:

  • Human / Machine Interface Design and Evaluation
  • Human Capabilities and Limitations in Applied Environments
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Instructions and Warnings
  • Perception / Vision / Visibility
  • Slips / Trips / Falls
  • Evaluation of Equipment / Facilities / Structures from a Human Use Standpoint
  • Safety-related Issues in General

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The public looks to safety professionals for guidance as experts in risk avoidance and hazard mitigation. This is reasonable as they are ostensibly trained in that area and, thus, in a better position to evaluate the risks inherent in different activities and to assess what can and should be done to alleviate or reduce those risks to an acceptable level. As such, it behooves safety professionals to be aware of not only safety-related heuristics that are presented to the public, but also the research that underlies that guidance to assess the appropriateness of the various safety rules that are promulgated to address potential hazards. In the real world, however, ostensible safety experts often simply accept these rules as representing appropriate, normal or typical behavior based on longevity, common sense or the simple frequency with which they are expressed.