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

2nd 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...

Designing Transportation Systems for Older Adults

1st Edition

Carryl L. Baldwin, Bridget A. Lewis, Pamela M. Greenwood
June 17, 2019

This book provides comprehensive information needed to assist with all aspects of designing, delivering, or evaluating transportation systems for use by older adults. It presents the necessary background on aging and human factors issues as well as practical guidelines needed to accommodate older...

Working Across Boundaries: Resilient Health Care, Volume 5

1st Edition

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Erik Hollnagel, Garth S Hunte
June 13, 2019

The book demonstrates how Resilient Health Care principles can enable those on the frontline to work more effectively towards interdisciplinary care by gaining a deeper understanding of the boundaries that exist in everyday clinical settings. This is done by presenting a set of case studies,...

Peak Performance: How to Achieve and Sustain Excellence in Operations Management

1st Edition

Patricia Melton Allen, Frances E. Alston, Emily Millikin DeKerchove
May 21, 2019

The key to success and reaching peak performance is integrating three processes to optimize business through the use of human performance improvement tools, lean thinking, operational excellence, along with a strong organizational culture as the underpinning. These components form the basis of the...

Individual Latent Error Detection (I-LED): Making Systems Safer

1st Edition

Justin R.E. Saward, Neville A. Stanton
December 14, 2018

Undetected human error in aircraft maintenance creates a latent error condition that can contribute to undesirable outcomes. Individual Latent Error Detection (I-LED) acts as an additional system safety control that helps an engineer recall past errors through environmental cues. This book...

Designing Ergonomic, Safe, and Attractive Mining Workplaces

1st Edition

Joel Lööw, Bo Johansson, Eira Andersson, Jan Johansson
November 26, 2018

The mining industry has experienced important improvements with regard to its safety record and work environment. But there is still room for further improvement and the mining industry now faces the challenge of securing a future workforce: The current workforce is aging, and mining work...

Driver Distraction: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach

1st Edition

Katie J. Parnell, Neville A. Stanton, Katherine L. Plant
November 26, 2018

Driver Distraction: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach promotes a sociotechnical systems approach to driver distraction. This perspective focuses on analysis of the whole system, its values, and the interactions between human and technical elements at all organisational levels. The book covers the...

Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics: Case Studies and Analyses

1st Edition

Michael S. Wogalter
October 10, 2018

This book has 18 case study chapters investigating various injury scenarios through the use of a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) analysis. Each injury scenario derives from one or more similar lawsuits (but names, places and some of the details are fictionalized). The scenarios describe a ‘slice...

Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry, 2nd edition

2nd Edition

Robert Peters
October 03, 2018

This practical guide for managers and engineers in the plastics industry shows how to reduce high noise levels which often occur in the workplace and reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing damage to employees. Practical methods for reducing noise from industrial machinery are described and...

Translating Systems Thinking into Practice: A Guide to Developing Incident Reporting Systems

1st Edition

Natassia Goode, Paul M. Salmon, Michael Lenne, Caroline Finch
September 26, 2018

Systems thinking tells us that human error, violations and technology failures result from poorly designed and managed work systems. To help us understand and prevent injuries and incidents, incident reporting systems must be capable of collecting data on contributory factors from across the...

Understanding Laser Accidents

1st Edition

Ken Barat
September 24, 2018

Understanding Laser Accidents provides a comprehensive reference addressing a wide a spectrum of laser accidents. The under-reporting and misreporting of laser accidents creates a blind spot for the laser management of institutions, laser users and laser safety officers. This book attempts to lift...

Delivering Resilient Health Care

1st Edition

Erik Hollnagel, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Robert L. Wears
August 30, 2018

Health care is under tremendous pressure regarding efficiency, safety, and economic viability. It has responded by adopting techniques that have been useful in other industries, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability – although with limited, and all-too-often...

Human Factors and Ergonomics for the Gulf Cooperation Council: Processes, Technologies, and Practices

1st Edition

Shatha N. Samman
July 19, 2018

Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is introduced to students, academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). A holistic approach is taken to emphasize the breadth and depth of HFE by providing both theory and applications in the field....

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