Occupational & Process Safety

Workers wearing bright construction safety gear. Exponent helps clients identify workplace hazards and mitigate risk of injury.

Create safer working environments

Exponent partners with clients seeking to mitigate work and process safety risks related to human behavior.

How do you comprehensively address safety in industrial and occupational settings?

Exponent's multidisciplinary teams evaluate human behavior, workplace environments, and industrial machinery, investigating illness and injury causation and developing methods designed to prevent adverse events. Undetected or uncontrolled hazards can lead to adverse incidents that not only threaten workplace safety, employee morale, and public trust, but also cost businesses time and money.

Our human factors scientists include occupational and process safety experts who team with engineers in various fields — including mechanical, materials, thermal, biomechanical, and civil — to assist clients in solving complex technical problems in occupational and process settings. With extensive expertise in OSHA regulations, human performance, process safety, industrial engineering, risk perception and acceptance, digital imaging, and data analysis, our scientists and engineers are uniquely qualified to investigate workplace incidents and hazards.

Research indicates that human factors shortcomings are often overlooked contributors to lapses in occupational and process safety. Exponent recognizes the importance of these factors when performing incident investigation of adverse events and root cause analysis. Our assessments illuminate how businesses can reduce occupational and process safety risks by applying human error prevention and mitigation techniques. Our human factors team regularly assists clients in the legal and insurance industries in evaluating human factors issues associated with industrial accidents and occupational injuries and illnesses. Exponent addresses both regulatory compliance and safety science to provide more comprehensive solutions for helping workers increase productivity while decreasing risks of adverse safety incidents in occupational and process safety settings.

Capabilities and Services

Paying attention to the right details makes the difference in establishing long-term worker safety, and Exponent's multidisciplinary teams consider all relevant aspects of engineering, human factors, and health sciences that apply to safety issues.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.