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Chapter 28: Communicating with Decision Makers: Getting the Board on Board

by Nigel Heaton and Bernie Catterall Practitioner summary Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) practitioners have the best opportunity ever to communicate with senior decision makers to get our message to the Boards of companies, but we need to adapt our approach … 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 16: Human Factors Practice in Military Aviation: On Time and On Target

by Ben Cook and Ryan Cooper Practitioner summary The tactical application of human factors (HF) in a military aviation context presents practitioners with an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance operational effectiveness and safety outcomes. Military commanders require pragmatic, … 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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