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Will Brokaw

Consultant, Data Science Specialist

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Areas of Expertise: Accident/incident investigation with a focus on human error, OSHA compliance audits/corrective action, safety culture assessment/improvement, EHS management systems, advanced statistics and data analysis.

Education/Certifications: M.A. in Community/Clinical Psychology, Norfolk State University, and B.A. in Psychology, University of Arizona – Tucson; HAZWOPER 40-Hour Certified.

Will is an EHS Consultant with five years of direct experience in the EHS arena. He has developed expertise on the comprehensive assessment of practices, processes, systems, and culture related to safety. He has a sound theoretical background in safety assessment that can be adapted and targeted to the needs of a particular client.

Will plays a key role in Kestrel’s Human Performance Reliability (HPR) services, leveraging his background in organization/industrial psychology to help companies identify factors that contribute to human error in operations. He has a keen knowledge of behavioral safety, safety culture, safety management systems, reducing burnout, person-environment fit, and understanding individuals within the context of an organization/society. He further enhances Kestrel’s HPR offering with strong skills in conducting research and assessments, analyzing data, and compiling reports that interpret assessment results.

Will has taught continuing education classes in human error and accident/incident investigation through Texas A&M University. He has presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University. The topics of these papers have included:

  • Incorporating human factors into accident/incident investigation.
  • Using leading indicator data to construct predictive accident models.

Will brings a unique perspective to projects, with an educational and work background in psychology, management, and statistics. He previously taught behavioral statistics at Norfolk State University, and is well versed in using statistical analysis to evaluate the significance of research results.  He is adept at using t-tests, ANOVA, chi square, correlation coefficients, and measures of effect size to determine whether a particular treatment leads to significantly different outcomes. He is also HAZWOPER 40 Hour certified and has completed coursework in OSHA standards, EHS management systems, and accident/incident investigation.