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Intervention Effectiveness research for safety and loss prevention systems is an area that Dr. Haight has currently underway. This includes an operations research approach to optimizing performance of human driven systems involving a multi-variant approach to analyzing the impact of multiple performance variables. Human Factors Engineering and Human Error research as applied to automation systems and age related capacity loss and experience offsets as well as physiological stresses and information overload for operators in the oil and chemical industries - other process industries such as paper and pharmaceuticals to be included. This has included numerous human factors/ergonomic and biomechanical case studies exploring both ergonomic and cognitive stresses on workers in the specialty chemical and food packing industries. Government Research (2009-2013) As manager of a research branch in CDC-NIOSH, Dr. Haight supervised the following eight research projects: 1. Development and Evaluation of Prototype Kneepads for the Low-Seam Mining Industry 2. Design and Evaluation of an Ergonomics Audit for Mining 3. Underground Coal, Metal, & Nonmetal Mine Illumination Systems for Improving Miner Visual Performance 4. Improvements to Mine Escape Training 5. Virtual Reality to Train and Assess Emergency Responders 6. Assessing and Evaluating Human Systems Integration Needs in Mining 7. An Analysis of Health and Safety Management Systems in Mining 8. Enhanced Utilization of Personal Dust Monitor Feedback In this effort, Dr. Haight managed approximately 35 researchers and a discretionary budget of ~$820K/year. He was responsible for scientific merit, staffing, human resource management, budgetary management, quality control of the research portfolio and its outputs

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(2013) American Society of Safety Engineers, Safety Professional of the Year for Engineering Practice Specialty.

(2012) American Society of Safety Engineers - Charles Cultbertson Award for Outstanding Service to ASSE for Editing "The Safety Professional's Handbook" 2nd Ed..

(2011) American Society of Safety Engineers, "Best of the Best" award for article written in "The Educator".

(2008) American Society of Safety Engineers - Charles Cultbertson Award for Meritorious Service to the Council on Practices and Standards.

(2008) Editor-in-Chief, American Society of Safety Engineers - Charles Culbertson Award for Outstanding Service to ASSE for Editing "The Safety Professional's Handbook" - Published 2008.

(2005) William Tarrants, PPG - Outstanding Educator Award - American Society of Safety Engineers.

(2004) American Society of Safety Engineer - Professional Paper Award - 1st Place.

PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University, 1999

MIE, Industrial Engineering, Auburn University, 1994

BS, Safety Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Beschorner, K.E., Siegel, J.L., Hemler, S.L., Sundaram, V.H., Chanda, A., Iraqi, A., Haight, J.M., & Redfern, M.S. (2020). An observational ergonomic tool for assessing the worn condition of slip-resistant shoes. APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 88, 103140.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103140.

Haight, J.M. (2020). Adaptive automation and its health and safety challenges. JOURNAL OF SAFETY RESEARCH, 74, 149-152.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2020.06.014.

Hemler, S.L., Pliner, E.M., Redfern, M.S., Haight, J.M., & Beschorner, K.E. (2020). Traction performance across the life of slip-resistant footwear: Preliminary results from a longitudinal study. JOURNAL OF SAFETY RESEARCH, 74, 219-225.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2020.06.005.

Sundaram, V.H., Hemler, S.L., Chanda, A., Haight, J.M., Redfern, M.S., & Beschorner, K.E. (2020). Worn region size of shoe outsole impacts human slips: Testing a mechanistic model. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, 105, 109797.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109797.

Hemler, S.L., Charbonneau, D.N., Iraqi, A., Redfern, M.S., Haight, J.M., Moyer, B.E., & Beschorner, K.E. (2019). Changes in under-shoe traction and fluid drainage for progressively worn shoe tread. APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 80, 35-42.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2019.04.014.

Rogers, W.P., Kahraman, M.M., Drews, F.A., Powell, K., Haight, J.M., Wang, Y., Baxla, K., & Sobalkar, M. (2019). Automation in the Mining Industry: Review of Technology, Systems, Human Factors, and Political Risk. MINING METALLURGY & EXPLORATION, 36(4), 607-631.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s42461-019-0094-2.

Worrell, C., Luangkesorn, L., Haight, J., & Congedo, T. (2019). Machine learning of fire hazard model simulations for use in probabilistic safety assessments at nuclear power plants. RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY, 183, 128-142.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ress.2018.11.014.

Haight, J.M., Wetz, H.F., Daves, L.J., & Olumese, O. (2018). Patient Safety Hospital Technicians and Information Overload. Professional Safety Journal of the American Society of Safety Professionals, 63(12), 24-29.American Society of Safety Professionals.

Blackwell, C.J., Wasas, J.S., Flanagan, S.P., Norman, B.A., & Haight, J.M. (2016). Grocery shelf stocking tool: analysis of productivity and human factors. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 65(4), 554-570.Emerald. doi: 10.1108/ijppm-02-2015-0026.

Yorio, P.L., Willmer, D.R., & Haight, J.M. (2014). Interpreting MSHA Citations Through the Lens of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: Investigating Their Impact on Mine Injuries and Illnesses 2003-2010. RISK ANALYSIS, 34(8), 1538-1553.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/risa.12164.

Haight, J.M. (2013). Engineering Systems and Engineering Economics of Loss Prevention. In Handbook of Loss Prevention Engineering. 1, (pp. 53-70).Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. doi: 10.1002/9783527650644.ch3.

Haight, J.M. (2013). Handbook of Loss Prevention Engineering. 1-2.Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. doi: 10.1002/9783527650644.

Haight, J.M., Yorio, P., & Willmer, D.R. (2013). Health and safety management systems – A comparative analysis of content and impact. ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2013, 59(5), 44-51.

Haight, J. (2012). Delving Into Mining Research. The Synergist, 23(5), 42-44.

Oyewole, S.A., & Haight, J.M. (2011). Determination of optimal paths to task goals using expert system based on GOMS model. COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 27(2), 823-833.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2010.11.007.

Oyewole, S.A., Farde, A.M., Haight, J.M., & Okareh, O.T. (2011). Evaluation of complex and dynamic safety tasks in human learning using the ACT-R and SOAR skill acquisition theories. COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 27(5), 1984-1995.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2011.05.005.

Haight, J.M. (2010). Research-to-practice in a safety context. ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2010, 8(3).

Oyewole, S.A., Haight, J.M., & Freivalds, A. (2010). The ergonomic design of classroom furniture/computer work station for first graders in the elementary school. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS, 40(4), 437-447.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2010.02.002.

Oyewole, S.A., Haight, J.M., Freivalds, A., Cannon, D.J., & Rothrock, L. (2010). Statistical evaluation and analysis of safety intervention in the determination of an effective resource allocation strategy. JOURNAL OF LOSS PREVENTION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES, 23(5), 585-593.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2010.05.014.

Shakioye, S.O., & Haight, J.M. (2010). Modeling using dynamic variables - An approach for the design of loss prevention programs. SAFETY SCIENCE, 48(1), 46-53.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2009.04.008.

Lehman, C.C., Haight, J., & Michael, J.H. (2009). Effects of Safety Training on Risk Tolerance: An examination of male workers in the Surface Mining Industry. Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, 6(1), 22 pages.

Shon, D., Kim, J.Y., Hallbeck, M.S., Haight, J.M., & Jung, M.C. (2008). Ergonomic hand tool and desk and chair development process. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS, 14(2), 247-252.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/10803548.2008.11076756.

Agraz-Boenekar, R., Groves, W.A., & Haight, J. (2007). An Examination of Observations and Incidence Rates for a Behavior Based Safety Program. Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, 4(3), 22 pages.

Al-Mutairi, A., & Haight, J.M. (2007). Forecasting incident rates through artificial intelligence. ASSE Professional Development Conference 2007, 54(9), 40-48.

Haight, J., & Caringi, R.G. (2007). Automation vs. Human Intervention What is the best mix for optimum system performance?. A Case Study, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 7(5), 708-721.

Jung, M.C., Haight, J., & Hallbeck, M.S. (2007). Biomechanical and Physiological Analysis of a Luggage Pulling Task. Journal of Industrial Health, 45(6), 95-100.

Jung, M.C., Haight, J.M., & Hallbeck, M.S. (2007). Biomechanical and physiological analyses of a luggage-pulling task. Ind Health, 45(6), 756-765.National Institute of Industrial Health. doi: 10.2486/indhealth.45.756.

Wincek, J.C., & Haight, J.M. (2007). Realistic human error rates for Process Hazard Analyses. PROCESS SAFETY PROGRESS, 26(2), 95-100.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/prs.10184.

Haight, J., & Belwal, U. (2006). Can We and Do We Need to Design for an Aging Workforce?. Professional Safety - The Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, 51(7), 20-33.

Haight, J.M. (2006). Do automated control systems really reduce human errors and incidents?. ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2006, 52(5), 20-27.

Jung, M.C., Haight, J., & Freivalds, A. (2006). Luggage-pulling task evaluation by kinematics and subjective ratings. The Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, 3(1), 34 pages.

Haight, J.M., & Kecojevic, V. (2005). Automation vs. human intervention: What is the best fit for the best performance?. PROCESS SAFETY PROGRESS, 24(1), 45-51.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/prs.10050.

Iyer, P.S., Haight, J.M., Del Castillo, E., Tink, B.W., & Hawkins, P.W. (2005). A research model - forecasting incident rates from optimized safety program intervention strategies. JOURNAL OF SAFETY RESEARCH, 36(4), 341-351.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2005.06.011.

Jung, M.C., Haight, J., & Freivalds, A. (2005). Literature Review of Manual Wheeled Devices. International Journal of Ergonomics, 35, 79-89.

Jung, M.C., Haight, J.M., & Freivalds, A. (2005). Pushing and pulling carts and two-wheeled hand trucks. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 35(1), 79-89.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2004.08.006.

Kecojevic, V., Bise, C., & Haight, J. (2005). Teaching and Learning - Professional Software in an Undergraduate Mining Engineering Curriculum. Interactive Learning Environments, 13(1-2), 1-13.

Kecojevic, V., Bise, C., & Haight, J. (2005). The effective use of professional software in an undergraduate mining engineering curriculum. Interactive Learning Environments, 13(1-2), 1-13.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/10494820500173540.

Kim, J.Y., Jung, M.C., & Haight, J.M. (2005). The sensitivity of autoregressive model coefficient in quantification of trunk muscle fatigue during a sustained isometric contraction. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS, 35(4), 321-330.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2004.08.011.

Michael, J., Evans, D., Jansen, K., & Haight, J. (2005). Relationship Between Management Commitment to Safety and Employee Outcomes: An Exploratory Study With Wood Manufacturing Employees. Journal of Safety Research, 36(2), 171-179.

Michael, J.H., Evans, D.D., Jansen, K.J., & Haight, J.M. (2005). Management commitment to safety as organizational support: relationships with non-safety outcomes in wood manufacturing employees. J Safety Res, 36(2), 171-179.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2005.03.002.

Iyer, P.S., Haight, J.M., Del Castillo, E., Tink, B.W., & Hawkins, P.W. (2004). Intervention effectiveness research: Understanding and optimizing industrial safety programs using leading indicators. Chemical Health and Safety, 11(2), 9-19.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1016/j.chs.2003.10.003.

Baybutt, P., & Haight, J.M. (2003). Human factors analysis for process safety. Hydrocarbon Processing, 82(4), 79-83.

Haight, J. (2003). Human Error and the Challenges of an Aging Work Force. Professional Safety - Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, 48(12), 18-24.

Haight, J. (2003). To Err is Human and That is a Challenge for Engineers. Engineering Times, the National Society of Professional Engineers, 25(4).

Haight, J., & Thomas, R.E. (2003). Intervention Effectiveness Research - A Review of the Literature on "Leading Indicators". Chemical Health and Safety - American Chemical Society - Division of Chemical Health and Safety, 10(2), 21-25.

Haight, J., Thomas, R.E., Smith, L.A., Bulfin, R.L., & Hopkins, B.L. (2001). An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Loss Prevention Interventions: Design, Optimization, and Verification of the Loss Prevention System and Analysis Model (Phase 2). Professional Safety - The Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, 46(6), 33-37.

Haight, J., Thomas, R.E., Smith, L.A., Bulfin, R.L., & Hopkins, B.L. (2001). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Loss Prevention Interventions: Developing the Mathematical Relationship Between Interventions and Incident Rates for the Design of a Loss Prevention System (Phase 1). Professional Safety - The Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers, 46(5), 38-44.

Haight, J.M., & Alexander, D.C. (2018). Ergonomics education through a national design competition. In IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2018, (pp. 31-35).

Hemler, S.L., Redfern, M.S., Haight, J.M., & Beschorner, K.E. (2018). Influence of Natural Wear Progression on Shoe Floor Traction – A Pilot Study. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 62(1), (pp. 1358-1362).SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/1541931218621310.

Haight, J.M. (2017). Case study research: Safety: Implications of information overload in a hospital. In ASSE Professional Development Conference 2017, Safety 2017, (pp. 254-262).

Geng, Z., Haight, J.M., & Schwaderer, W. (2016). Current research - Safety and health management system performance measurement. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2016.

Haight, J.M. (2015). Safely managing the design and use of automated control systems. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2015.

Haight, J.M., Cole, D.G., & Sejdic, E. (2015). The optimized design and use of automated control systems - State of the literature and proposed research. In 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2015, 2, (pp. 1294-1300).

Haight, J.M., & Behm, M. (2014). The contribution of research to education in the safety field. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2014.

Connelly, L.M. (2012). Root cause analysis. Baker Tools Annual Safety Professionals Meeting.United States.

Haight, J.M. (2011). Human reliability analysis – Cardiac hospital case study with new applicability. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2011.

Mohd-Ismail, M.N., & Haight, J.M. (2010). Older workers: Asset or liability for your company? The case study of metal and non-metal mines. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2010.

Oyewole, S.A., & Haight, J.M. (2009). Making the business case: Assessment of safety intervention and optimization of resource allocation. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2009.

Shakioye, S.O., & Haight, J.M. (2008). Dynamic modeling — An approach for the design of loss prevention programs. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition 2008.

Wincek, J.C., & Haight, J.M. (2007). Obtaining realistic human error rates for process hazard analyses. In 9th Process Plant Safety Symposium, PPSS 2007, Held at the 2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting, (pp. 281-293).

Wincek, J.C., & Haight, J.M. (2007). Obtaining realistic human error rates for process hazard analyses. In AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

Haight, J., & Devon, R. (2006). Katrina in the classroom: Engineering and public policy through project-based learning. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Haight, J., & Devon, R. (2006). Katrina in the classroom: Engineering and public policy through project-based learning. American Society for Engineering Education Conference.Chicago, IL.

Belwal, U., & Haight, J.M. (2005). Designing for an aging workforce. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2005.

Iyer, P.S., & Haight, J.M. (2005). Leading indicator research: Understanding industrial safety programs and optimizing their component intervention strategies. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2005.

Haight, J.M., Brauer, R.L., Stickle, R.W., Mroszczyk, J.M., Hansen, M.D., & Kerk, C.J. (2004). Roundtable discussion: Where does the safety engineering discipline fit into the safety profession?. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2004.

Haight, J.M. (2002). Intervention effectiveness research-engineering design of safety and health programs by optimizing intervention activity. In ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition 2002.

Williams, J.G. (1969). Research in fracture. American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference.Baltimore, MD. doi: 10.1007/bf00184621.

WEBER, K. (1955). [Research for practice]. In Prakt Lek, 35(10), (pp. 229-232).Czech Republic.

Research interests

Human Factors Engineering and Human...
Intervention Effectiveness
Safety Engineering