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Training and Assessing Non-Technical Skills: A Practical Guide

Matthew J.W. Thomas
August 07, 2017

Providing a practical guide to the training and assessment of non-technical skills within high-risk industries, this book will be of direct interest to safety and training professionals working within aviation, healthcare, rail, maritime, and other high-risk industries. Currently, each of these...

Advances in Occupational, Social, and Organizational Ergonomics

Gavriel Salvendy, Waldemar Karwowski
June 07, 2017

Worldwide, the attention for health, innovation, and productivity is increasing. In all situations, humans interact with their environment, which is the concern of the field of ergonomics. The need for knowledge and its applications is large and this book contributes to knowledge development as...

Usability of Complex Information Systems: Evaluation of User Interaction

Michael Albers, Brian Still
May 31, 2017

Why do enterprise systems have complicated search pages, when Google has a single search box that works better? Why struggle with an expense reimbursement system that is not as easy as home accounting software? Although this seems like comparing apples to oranges, as information and communication...

Safety Cases and Safety Reports: Meaning, Motivation and Management

Richard Maguire
April 16, 2017

The safety case and its associated reports are quickly becoming not only a mechanism for achieving safety goals, but also a valuable decision-support asset, and a vital industrial liability management tool. Recent developments in industry have led to safety cases being frequently required as...

Oil and Gas, Technology and Humans: Assessing the Human Factors of Technological Change

Denis Besnard, Eirik Albrechtsen
April 16, 2017

The oil and gas industry is going through a major technological shift. This is particularly true of the Norwegian continental shelf where new work processes are being implemented based on digital infrastructure and information technology. The term Integrated Operations (IO) has been applied to this...

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World

Peter Berggren, Staffan Nählinder
March 31, 2017

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World offers a description of the current state of Command and Control (C2) research in imperfect settings, showing how a research process should assess, analyse and communicate results to the development cycle of methods, work,...

Command and Control: The Sociotechnical Perspective

Guy H Walker, Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins
March 31, 2017

Military command and control is not merely evolving, it is co-evolving. Technology is creating new opportunities for different types of command and control, and new types of command and control are creating new aspirations for technology. The question is how to manage this process, how to achieve...

Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design, Second Edition

Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Robert W. Proctor
March 31, 2017

The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design covers basic human factors issues relating to screen design, input devices, and information organization and processing, as well as addresses newer features which will become prominent in the next generation of Web technologies. These include...

Modelling Command and Control: Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork

Neville A. Stanton, Chris Baber
March 31, 2017

Since its inception, just after the Second World War, Human Factors research has paid special attention to the issues surrounding human control of systems. Command and control environments continue to represent a challenging domain for human factors research. Modelling Command and Control takes a...

Maritime Risk and Organizational Learning

Michael Ekow Manuel
March 31, 2017

Bridging an identified gap between research and practice in the domain of risk and organizational learning with respect to human/organizational factors and organizational behaviour, this book highlights the common and recurring threads in contributory factors to accident causation. Based on an...

Improving Healthcare Team Communication: Building on Lessons from Aviation and Aerospace

Christopher P. Nemeth
March 31, 2017

Communications research in aviation is widely regarded by many in the healthcare community as the 'gold standard' to emulate. Yet healthcare and aviation differ in many ways, as do the vital communications shared among members of clinical teams. Aviation team communication should, then, be...

Mastering Technical Communication Skills: A Student's Handbook

Peter Wide
February 11, 2016

To live is to communicate, and to communicate with confidence is a craft that one will do well to master early rather than later in life. If only the gift of the gab were enough to sail smoothly through the rough waters that the tough world is teeming with, every glib conversationalist would have a...