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The Story of Industrial Engineering: The Rise from Shop-Floor Management to Modern Digital Engineering

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru
November 05, 2018

Industrial engineering is the profession dedicated to making collective systems function better with less waste, better quality, and fewer resources, to serve the needs of society more efficiently and more effectively. This book uses a story-telling approach to advocate and elaborate the...

Human-Computer Interaction and Cybersecurity Handbook

1st Edition

Abbas Moallem
October 24, 2018

Recipient of the SJSU San Jose State University Annual Author & Artist Awards 2019 Recipient of the SJSU San Jose State University Annual Author & Artist Awards 2018 Cybersecurity, or information technology security, focuses on protecting computers and data from criminal behavior. 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...

Projects as Socio-Technical Systems in Engineering Education

1st Edition

Johan Meyer, Zach Simpson, Suné von Solms
October 10, 2018

This book presents the case for Project-Based Learning within Socio-Technical Systems in Engineering Education. The book highlights the importance of projects as Socio-Technical Systems as a means for supporting and enhancing international accreditation of engineering programs. Practical examples...

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Workplace: A Forensic and Epidemiological Analysis

1st Edition

Richard Graveling
October 09, 2018

Whether you call them work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDS), or occupational overuse syndromes (OOSs), these conditions are a cause of pain, disability and suffering to workers worldwide. These designations often imply that their causes are related to work,...

Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry

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...

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

1st Edition

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
October 01, 2018

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which...

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...

Work Activity Studies Within the Framework of Ergonomics, Psychology, and Economics

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
September 20, 2018

Systemic-structural activity theory (SSAT), founded by Gregory Bedny, is a relatively new unified framework for the study of efficiency of human performance, equipment, and software design. This book presents new recently obtained data in the field of SSAT that can be used in the study of...

Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs: Mechanics, Modeling and Musculoskeletal Injuries, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Andris Freivalds
September 18, 2018

There is already a wealth of literature covering cumulative trauma disorders and medical management, as well as the biomechanics of manual material handling and lower back problems. However, despite a spike in the number of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) in the upper limbs—due to a...

Systems Thinking in Practice: Applications of the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork Method

1st Edition

Neville A. Dr. Stanton, Paul Dr. Salmon, Guy H. Dr. Walker
September 18, 2018

This book presents the latest developments of Systems Thinking in Practice to the analysis and design of complex sociotechnical systems. The Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) method is applied to micro, meso and macro systems. Written by experts in the field, this text covers a diverse...

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