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- Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (November 18, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 18, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N6Y1GVH
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Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice: Improving System Performance and Human Well-Being in the Real World 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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"For those who are already working in human factors and ergonomics this book is of major significance. Not only does it synthesise the diverse aspects of this complex issue, it genuinely adds new knowledge in conceptualising and mapping the human factors terrain in a way that provides insight and adds practical value. For those unfamiliar with the territory who may be both enticed and somewhat confused by the vocabulary, this book provides an accessible and balanced account of the subject, shining a bright light on a subject that is much misunderstood. Thirty-one chapters, authored by a tour de force of experts, provide the reader with a set of books within a book; in particular, as it explores human factors and ergonomics across different domains. For anyone who is interested in using their human factors qualifications in the healthcare domain, the book is worth buying simply for the chapter on human factors and ergonomics in healthcare by Ken Catchpole and Shelly Jeffcott.
―Dr Suzette Woodward, NHS Litigation Authority, UK
"I'll admit I'm slightly biased, as I wrote the Foreword. However, I agreed to write the Foreword because I believe this book fills a unique space. It's an insight into the real, and often messy and challenging world of human factors/ergonomics in practice. It's doesn't just contain small tantalising snippets from the real world, it contains thorough reviews and insight that each industry can learn from. Every industry is on a journey to be better and safer at what it does, each one is at a different stage of that journey and this book has been a great help to me in understanding "how we're doing" and what we could be doing next. An eye opener."
―Martin Bromiley OBE, Airline Captain and Chair of Clinical Human Factors Group, UK
"I liked this book. It fits well with much of my experience and earlier work for IEA on university EHF courses and on professional EHF competencies - I was chair of the IEA executive committee for ergonomics education and professional certification. It also contains some very useful insights that I can use for my undergraduate and postgraduate courses (example: comments about professional aspects of EHF, definitions and history of EFH). The chapters on specific industries will also be very useful introductions for some of my EHF research students. I would definitely use the book as a prescribed text for my 128.804 course: Ergonomics professional practice."
― Stephen Legg, Massey University, New Zealand
"The editor’s note the book focuses on the practise of HF/E as a craft (as distinct from the science/engineering sides), and there is much useful discussion on how HF/E practitioners can best organise themselves to be effective, personally and collectively.
I’ve always found HF/E practitioners to be an unusually reflective bunch who always provide useful and sometimes profound insights into the nature of work. This book simply reinforces that experience."
―SafeGuard, January/February Issue 2018
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Steven Shorrock is a chartered ergonomist, a human factors specialist, and a chartered psychologist, with a background in internal and external consultancy in human factors and safety management in several industries, government, and as a researcher and educator in academia. He holds a BSc in applied psychology, an MSc (Eng) in work design and ergonomics, and a PhD in human factors in air traffic control. Steven is a safety and human factors specialist and European safety culture program leader at EUROCONTROL where he works in countries throughout Europe, and an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, School of Aviation, Sydney, Australia.
Claire Williams is a chartered ergonomist and human factors specialist (C.ErgHF) providing advice and training in risk management to a wide range of industrial and government organizations. She holds a BSc in biological sciences, an MSc in ergonomics, and a PhD in ergonomics expertise. She is a senior human factors/ergonomics consultant at Human Applications and a visiting research fellow in human factors and behavior change at Derby University, Derby, United Kingdom.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Before reading Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice I had a bit of a sense about what human factors was. I have read all of Dekker, Hollnagel, Reason and many others who all talk about HF and have been exposed to investigation methods that ascribe to the ideas of HF. I even talk about it a little bit in my book, but I never really got it.
Steven Shorrock and Claire Williams, along with a band of merry practitioners clearly describe what HF/E is, what HF/E is not and provide a plethora of domain-specific examples and practitioner-centric thought that all comes together to help set the ideas of HF/E in the mind of the reader.
In creating Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice Shorrock and Williams have given us an accessible balance between text and narrative that will be a benchmark for a long time to come. Thank you. Ian Long
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The title says it all - this book has very useful, straightforward and has practical content. I really like the plain language used throughout the book which makes it easy to pick up and put down as and when you want. The chapters are well structured and go into a good level of detail without overwhelming the reader. For anyone working in a specific industry and looking for industry specific advice there is a great section covering a range of environments...for myself, the chapter on HF/E in healthcare was particuarly interesting and gives food for thought.
I would recommend this book to anyone working in the field of HF/E, or anyone with an interest in learning more about putting HF/E into practice.
This book to me is more than just the one chapter - it is a smorgasbord of HFE experts providing amazing practical advice to colleagues and aspirant colleagues about the challenges integrating HFE into sectors as diverse as aviation, rail, retail and farming. This book is well thumbed and well read - an important textbook for anyone in healthcare wanting some practical advice