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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...

Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuity: Design and Assessment of Interventions to Enhance Rider Safety

Lars Rößger, Michael G. Lenné
November 06, 2017

It’s a widely recognised trend that powered-two-wheelers' (PTWs) use has been steadily increasing and is projected to increase further. While providing benefits to the community in the form of reduced traffic congestion and environmental benefits, the risks to PTW riders remain and visibility will...

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications

Haydee M. Cuevas, Jonathan Velázquez, Andrew R. Dattel
October 02, 2017

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications is written for the practitioner who wishes to learn about human factors (HF) but is more interested in application (applied research) than theory (basic research). Each chapter discusses the application of important human factors theories,...

Prevention of Accidents at Work: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017), October 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Ales Bernatik, Lucie Kocurkova, Kirsten Jørgensen
September 18, 2017

Prevention of Accidents at Work collects papers presented at the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 3-6, 2017, organized by the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The conference on current issues within...

Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations: A Holistic Systems Approach

Ana M. Ferreras, Lesia L. Crumpton-Young
August 16, 2017

In the past, company success was typically measured by financial indicators. Lately though, non-financial measures such as employee morale have become popular. Although there are approaches that look into quantitative and qualitative performance measures affecting company success, none of them...

Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Russell Mannion, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Paul Shekelle, Stuart Whittaker, Samir Al-Adawi
August 03, 2017

Following on from 2015’s Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries, this book encompasses a global perspective on healthcare while shifting the focus from reform to showcasing success stories of healthcare systems worldwide. It...

Patient Safety Culture: Theory, Methods and Application

Patrick Waterson
July 27, 2017

How safe are hospitals? Why do some hospitals have higher rates of accident and errors involving patients? How can we accurately measure and assess staff attitudes towards safety? How can hospitals and other healthcare environments improve their safety culture and minimize harm to patients? These...

Human Factors Methods and Sports Science: A Practical Guide

Paul Salmon, Neville Anthony Stanton, Adam Gibbon, Daniel Jenkins, Guy H. Walker
June 16, 2017

During the course of any sporting event, critical cognitive and physical tasks are performed within a dynamic, complex, collaborative system comprising multiple humans and artifacts, under pressurized, complex, and rapidly changing conditions. Highly skilled, well-trained individuals walk a fine...

Human Reliability Assessment Theory and Practice

Anthony J. Spurgin
June 14, 2017

A continually evolving discipline, human reliability assessment (HRA) has elements of controversy from the definition of terms to the application of appropriate methods for the representation of human failure probability. The idea that human error is a random event is falling out of favor and the...

Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation

Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, Tareq Z. Ahram
June 07, 2017

Taking the field of human factors and ergonomics beyond state of the art, this volume focuses on advances in the use of ergonomics modeling and on the evaluation of usability, which is a critical aspect of any human-technology system. The research described in the book's 70 chapters is an outcome...

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare

Vincent G. Duffy
June 07, 2017

Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for...

Occupational Safety and Health: Fundamental Principles and Philosophies

Charles D. Reese
June 05, 2017

Most occupational safety and health books explain how to apply concepts, principles, elements, tools of prevention and develop interventions, and initiatives to mitigate occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths. This is not a how-to book. It is a book that addresses the philosophical basis for...

Process Safety: Key Concepts and Practical Approaches

James A. Klein, Bruce K. Vaughen
June 01, 2017

Effective process safety programs consist of three interrelated foundations—safety culture and leadership, process safety systems, and operational discipline—designed to prevent serious injuries and incidents resulting from toxic releases, fires, explosions, and uncontrolled reactions. Each of...

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