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Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition

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Sidney Dekker
June 23, 2014

The second edition of a bestseller, Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era is a complete update of Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety. Today, the unrelenting pace of technology change and growth of complexity calls for a different kind of safety t...

Human Factors and Ergonomics of Prehospital Emergency Care

Joseph R. Keebler, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Paul Misasi
March 24, 2017

This book provides an introduction to the field of human factors for individuals who are involved in the delivery and/or improvement of prehospital emergency care and describes opportunities to advance the practical application of human factors research in this critical domain. Relevant theories of...

Prevention of Accidents and Unwanted Occurrences: Theory, Methods, and Tools in Safety Management, Second Edition

Urban Kjellen, Eirik Albrechtsen
March 14, 2017

This new edition comes after about 15 years of development in the field of safety science and practice. The book addresses the question of how to improve risk assessments, investigations, and organizational learning inside companies in order to prevent unwanted occurrences. The book helps the...

Investigating Human Error: Incidents, Accidents, and Complex Systems, Second Edition

Barry Strauch
February 22, 2017

In this book the author applies contemporary error theory to the needs of investigators and of anyone attempting to understand why someone made a critical error, how that error led to an incident or accident, and how to prevent such errors in the future. Students and investigators of human error...

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice: Improving System Performance and Human Well-Being in the Real World

Steven Shorrock, Claire Williams
December 09, 2016

This edited book concerns the real practice of human factors and ergonomics (HF/E), conveying the perspectives and experiences of practitioners and other stakeholders in a variety of industrial sectors, organisational settings and working contexts. The book blends literature on the nature of...

Just Culture: Restoring Trust and Accountability in Your Organization, Third Edition

Sidney Dekker
October 24, 2016

A just culture is a culture of trust, learning and accountability. It is particularly important when an incident has occurred; when something has gone wrong. How do you respond to the people involved? What do you do to minimize the negative impact, and maximize learning? This third edition of...

Fall Prevention and Protection: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices

Hongwei Hsiao, PhD
October 20, 2016

This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury...

Handbook of Teen and Novice Drivers: Research, Practice, Policy, and Directions

Donald L Fisher, Jeff Caird, William Horrey, Lana Trick
September 21, 2016

Despite a growing body of research and targeted remediation, teenage and novice drivers continue to be six to nine times more likely to die in a crash than they are when they are just a few years older. The World Health Organization reports that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death...

Human Factors in Transportation: Social and Technological Evolution Across Maritime, Road, Rail, and Aviation Domains

Giuseppe Di Bucchianico, Andrea Vallicelli, Neville A. Stanton, Steven J. Landry
August 25, 2016

More and more the most traditional and typical applied ergonomics issues of the activities related to sea shipping, vehicle driving, and flying are required to deal with some emerging topics related to the growing automatism and manning reduction, the ICT’s advances and pervasiveness, and the new...

Resilient Health Care, Volume 3: Reconciling Work-as-Imagined and Work-as-Done

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Robert L. Wears, Erik Hollnagel
August 25, 2016

This book is the 3rd volume in the Resilient Health Care series. Resilient health care is a product of both the policy and managerial efforts to organize, fund and improve services, and the clinical care which is delivered directly to patients. This volume continues the lines of thought in the...

Researching Patient Safety and Quality in Healthcare: A Nordic Perspective

Karina Aase, Lene Schibevaag
August 17, 2016

Researching Patient Safety and Quality in Health Care: A Nordic Perspective is an anthology based on contributions from leading researchers on quality and safety in healthcare in the Nordic countries together with four internationally renowned patient safety authors. Research on patient safety and...

Ergonomics and Human Factors in Safety Management

Pedro Miguel Ferreira Martins Arezes, Paulo Victor Rodrigues de Carvalho
June 27, 2016

Accident prevention is a common thread throughout every aspect of our society. However, even with the most current technological developments, keeping people safe and healthy, both at workplaces and at other daily activities, is still a continual challenge. When it comes to work environments,...

Pre-Accident Investigations: Better Questions - An Applied Approach to Operational Learning

Todd Conklin
May 27, 2016

  The Problem Is the Question Pre-Accident Investigations: Better Questions - An Applied Approach to Operational Learning challenges safety and reliability professionals to get better answers by asking better questions. A provocative examination of human performance and safety management,...

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