Vredenburgh & Zackowitz, Inc.

Human Factors, Ergonomics, Safety,
Engineering & Organizational Consulting

Industrial and Organizational Consulting

The fields of human factors and engineering are multi-disciplinary sciences that can be described as the interaction between psychology and engineering, and their relationship to design. We evaluate the user interface between people, products, and the environment. Human factors and engineering take into account the capabilities and limitations of people in the design of products, user environments and the workplace.

Organizational Consulting

Our consultants take an integrated approach to support your organization’s employee education and training, product design evaluation, product user experience, job task analysis, diversity and discrimination, accessibility, disability accommodations, and risk management/safety programs.

We provide consulting in the areas of: employee training, product design evaluation/user interface, hazard analysis, ergonomics and safety training, occupational safety and health administration (OSHA), accessibility: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA), healthcare worker injury reduction programs, workstation evaluations, workplace safety programs, warning design/product safety.

Product Design Evaluation/User Interface

When designing products and environments, it is critical to consider user capabilities and limitations. As humans we can only attend to a given amount of information, see within a limited visual field, have limited ability to process auditory signals given frequent masking and interference of multiple signals.

Our consultants have extensive experience evaluating products, systems, and environments that cause injury/death and/or property damage. At times, systems can induce error when foreseeable misuses are not taken into consideration. We apply our forensic experience and expertise to help organizations be proactive in their design to preclude avoidable errors and resulting litigation. We employ various tools such as failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) and testing products and environments with the foreseeable user population. When hazards cannot be eliminated through design and barriers, we work with manufacturers to develop or improve warnings and instructions.

Injury prevention: Industrial and Product Safety Consulting

We help organizations and manufacturers identify and mitigate hazards that can potentially injure employees and product users. We provide consulting in the areas of: product design evaluation/user interface, warning design/product safety, job hazard analysis, ergonomics and safety training, occupational safety and health administration (OSHA), healthcare worker injury reduction programs, workstation evaluations, workplace safety programs.