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Afterword: Ergonomics and Human Factors Research and Practice: Lessons Learned from Professor John R. Wilson

by Sarah Sharples (@scsharples) (Abridged version) I was lucky enough to be taught and mentored by, and become a colleague of, an inspirational ergonomist, Professor John Wilson. John’s work, writings, thoughts, and occasional rants informed the thinking of the editors of … Continue reading

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Chapter 29: Engaging Participants in Human Factors and Ergonomics

by David M. Antle and Linda L. Miller Practitioner summary Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) has a tradition of working with stakeholders and end-users within a participatory approach. Employee/end-user engagement allows for better comprehension of specific nuances and intricate details of … Continue reading

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Chapter 26: Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Construction and Demolition Industry: A Dynamic and Diverse Environment

by Daniel Hummerdal and Stuart Shirreff Practitioner summary This chapter outlines dimensions that may be relatively unique to the construction and demolition industries. Each aspect provides a challenge and an opportunity where HF/E practitioners can make a difference in these … 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 11: Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods in Practice: The Right Tool for the Right Job

by Matthew Trigg and Richard Scaife Practitioner summary Tool selection in human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) is very important, but the right knowledge of the person using the outputs from the tool is critical for success. Understanding the client’s need requires … Continue reading

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Chapter 10: The Challenges of Practice-Oriented Research

by Claire Williams and Paul M. Salmon Practitioner summary Practice-oriented research looks to produce knowledge that practitioners and others can do something with, rather than simply to further describe a problem. However, using research to generate instrumental knowledge is challenging; … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: The Nitty-Gritty of Human Factors

by Erik Hollnagel Practitioner summary Human factors (engineering) started as a solution to a practical problem, namely the challenges to human capabilities that came from uncontrolled technological developments. The practice of human factors was from the beginning justified by various theories … Continue reading

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