Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics: A Systems Approach

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 4, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 312 pages
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Addressing a wide range of human factors and ergonomics principles, this book emphasizes concept and systems thinking and how the allocation of function between the human and the machine has changed as a result of technological advances. Comprehensive in breadth and depth of coverage, the text focuses on conventional machines and workspace design, artificial life, environmental design, work in outer space, and stress and work performance. A separate chapter on accident analysis and prevention includes an updated review of the effectiveness of safety programs. The authors give you the tools to creatively apply the concepts to new problems and photographs illustrate real systems in operation.

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Stephen J. Guastello, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he specializes in human factors engineering and ergonomics, industrial-organizational psychology, and nonlinear dynamical systems theory applications. He is the author of over 100 technical articles and book chapters on these topics. His two previous books are Chaos, Catastrophe, and Human Affairs: Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics to Work, Organizations, and Social Evolution and Managing Emergent Phenomena: Nonlinear Dynamics in Work Organizations, both published by LEA.

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