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Foreword

by Martin Bromiley I do human factors.  As an airline pilot, I sit at the front of an aircraft that passes through the upper atmosphere at close to the speed of sound. My immediate thoughts are about 100 miles ahead. … Continue reading

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Chapter 25: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Web Engineering and Operations: Navigating a Critical yet Opaque Sea of Automation

by John Allspaw Practitioner summary Web engineering and operations is a nascent, fast-growing and largely untouched discipline from a human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) standpoint. The domain is ripe with complexity and ambiguity, due to the dynamic nature of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 20: Human and Organisational Factors in Regulation: Views from a Former Regulator

by John Wilkinson Practitioner summary Human and organisational factors (HOF) specialists in regulators help to form and enable compliance with good legislation to protect health and safety. Experience in the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests that developing the … Continue reading

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Chapter 18: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in the Nuclear Industry: Helping to Deliver Safety in a High-Hazard Industry

by Clare Pollard Practitioner summary The application of human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) in the nuclear industry provides practitioners with opportunities to design systems and processes, whilst ensuring the safety of workers and the public. There are multiple features that make the … Continue reading

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Chapter 17: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in the Oil and Gas Industry: Contributions to Design and Operations

by Rob W. Miles and Ian Randle Practitioner summary Oil and gas installations are particularly hazardous both for personnel and the environment. The oil and gas industry has traditionally relied upon generic human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) standards for equipment … Continue reading

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Chapter 15: Human Factors and Ergonomics Practice in Aviation: Assisting Human Performance in Aviation Operations

by Jean Pariès and Brenton Hayward Practitioner summary By nature a highly dynamic and intrinsically risky system, aviation has always manifested the need to consider HF/E very seriously. It first did this empirically, through trial and error, following intuitions, which … Continue reading

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Chapter 14: Human Factors/Ergonomics Practice in the Rail Industry: The Right Way, the Wrong Way and the Railway

by Ben O’Flanagan and Graham Seeley Practitioner summary                                                                           The rail industry offers huge potential for the practical application of human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) to support human-centred design, to improve human performance and to help shift mindsets away from ‘blame and … Continue reading

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