Global human factors & safety consultants

Who we are and
What we do

Founded in 1982 by Dr. Alan Dorris, Dorris and Associates International (DAI) is the leader in providing safety-related human factors consulting services to clients around the world. DAI offers consulting services in a wide variety of human factors and ergonomics areas, but the firm specializes in the design, development, testing, and evaluation of safety communications.

DAI serves a diverse set of clients including private and public corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations, state and federal governmental agencies, as well as defense and plaintiff’s attorneys.

Safety-related human factors consulting services

Global Experience

We have consulted with clients on projects in all 50 states, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands plus Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Australia, and Japan.

Our extensive experience includes product safety issues as well as occupational/work place safety issues. Representative product industries include:

  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Automotive Vehicles and Components
  • Chemicals
  • Construction Equipment
  • Consumer Products
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals and OTC Medications
  • Recreational Products and Vehicles
  • Toys and Children’s Products
  • Watercraft, PWC and Components

Team of Experts

Our industry leading experts are second to none.
They combine superior academic credentials with extensive real world work experience – both in industry and in consulting.

  • Alan L. Dorris, PhD Principal Consultant

    Alan Dorris founded Dorris and Associates in 1982 to provide consulting services in the areas of product safety, human factors and ergonomics.

  • Nathan Dorris, PhD, CPE VP & Principal Consultant

    Dr. Nathan Dorris is a human factors specialist with extensive experience in product safety and the evaluation of instructions, warnings and other safety communications for a broad range of products and industries.

  • Eric Boelhouwer, PhD, CSP, CPE Consultant

    Dr. Eric Boelhouwer is a human factors specialist with professional experience in product safety and the evaluation of instructions, warnings and other safety communications.

Research & Analysis Support

Our lead consultants are supported by an exceptional group of researchers
that are extremely familiar with both the human factors and safety scientific literature.

Extensive Experience

Our team of industry leading experts brings extensive experience and thought leadership to client projects.

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