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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...

Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling

Vincent Duffy
May 31, 2017

This volume is concerned with digital human modeling. The utility of this area of research is to aid the design of systems that are benefitted from reducing the need for physical prototyping and incorporating ergonomics and human factors earlier in design processes. Digital human models are...

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...

Patient Safety: An Engineering Approach

B.S. Dhillon
May 31, 2017

With unintended harm during hospital care costing billions of dollars to the world economy, not to mention millions of deaths each year, it’s no wonder the issue is equally front and center in the minds of healthcare providers and the public. Although the issue has been tackled in journal articles...

Advances in Understanding Human Performance: Neuroergonomics, Human Factors Design, and Special Populations

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Valerie Rice
May 31, 2017

Combining emerging concepts, theories, and applications of human factors knowledge, this volume focuses on discovery and understanding of human performance issues in complex systems, including recent advances in neural basis of human behavior at work (i.e. neuroergonomics), training, and universal...

Human-Computer Interaction: Designing for Diverse Users and Domains

Andrew Sears, Julie A. Jacko
May 31, 2017

Hailed on first publication as a compendium of foundational principles and cutting-edge research, The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook has become the gold standard reference in this field. Derived from select chapters of this groundbreaking resource, Human-Computer Interaction: Designing for...

Decision Modes in Complex Task Environments

Norbert Steigenberger, Thomas Lübcke, Heather Fiala, Alina Riebschläger
May 30, 2017

Despite intense research on decision-making in action, we still know little about when decision-makers rely on deliberate vs. intuitive decision-making in decision situations under complexity and uncertainty. Building on default-interventionist dual-processing theory, this book studies...

Diagnosis: Interpreting the Shadows

Pat Croskerry, Karen Cosby, Mark L. Graber, Hardeep Singh
May 24, 2017

Despite diagnosis being the key feature of a physician's clinical performance, this is the first book that deals specifically with the topic. In recent years, however, considerable interest has been shown in this area and significant developments have occurred in two main areas: a) an awareness and...

Work Design: A Systematic Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, Sharon C. Bommer
May 23, 2017

Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a...

Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making

Dylan Schmorrow, Denise Nicholson
May 22, 2017

The primary focus of the Cross Cultural Decision Making field is specifically on the intersections between psychosocial theory provided from the social sciences and methods of computational modeling provided from computer science and mathematics. While the majority of research challenges that arise...