Kevin A. Rider

Dr. Kevin A. Rider

Forensic Human Factors, LLC
100 E. Campus View Blvd, Suite 250
Columbus, OH 43235
Office: 833-343-9778

Location: All 50 states. Kevin A. Rider, PhD, PE, CPE is a human factors expert, providing forensic engineering in the areas of driver behavior/attention, cell phone distraction, motor vehicle and pedestrian collisions, ergonomics, OSHA/workplace safety, machine guarding, slips, trips, falls, lighting and visibility, reasonableness of human behavior, and the adequacy of product warnings and instructions.

Dr. Rider is a licensed professional engineer and certified professional ergonomist, and has consulted in human factors and safety since 1999. He was an assistant professor at West Virginia University, researching driver attention and distraction, and teaching courses in industrial engineering, occupational safety and human factors. His research is published and cited in a number of refereed journals.


Areas of Expertise
  • Consumer Products
  • Driver Behavior
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Machine Guarding
  • OSHA
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Transportation Safety
  • Visibility
  • Walking & Working Surfaces

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Professional Engineer (multiple states, NCEES Model Law engineer)
Certified Professional Ergonomist
National Floor Safety Institute – B101 Main Committee (ANSI/NFSI)
Authorized OSHA Instructor: Construction, General Industry
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
American Society of Safety Professionals
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Society of Automotive Engineers
Society for Neuroscience
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Professor at West Virginia University, teaching occupational safety, industrial engineering, and human factors design courses.
Instructor for OSHA 2250 course on musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics.
Dozens of conference presentations and invited lectures.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: no.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 200+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: human factors, workplace safety, slips, trips, falls, machine guarding, driver attention/distraction, motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian/bicycle collisions, ergonomics, product liability, premises liability, adequacy of instructions/warnings
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 70%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 30%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: ~10/year
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 10+
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 10+
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: since 2009
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, site investigations, product analysis and testing, reports, affidavits, deposition and trial testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 400
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 400
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 400
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 400
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel expenses


State- and case-specific references are available upon request