Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics

This book has 18 case study chapters investigating various injury scenarios through the use of a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) analysis.

Author: Michael S. Wogalter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429869150

Category: Law

Page: 416

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This book has 18 case study chapters investigating various injury scenarios through the use of a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) analysis. Each injury scenario derives from one or more similar lawsuits (but names, places and some of the details are fictionalized). The scenarios describe a ‘slice of life’ of people interacting with products, equipment, tasks, and environments before they are seriously hurt. The forensic analyses that follows each scenario gives a background of prior similar events and systematically examines potential causes leading up the injury event, with emphasis on the person-machine interface, human error, hazard analysis, hazard control and a model of communication-human information processing (C-HIP). Chapter authors are highly experienced expert witnesses in HFE. The methods used are general techniques that can be applied to other injury scenarios, but would be better if employed earlier in a product’s life cycle to prevent or limit injury. The last chapter offers some broad take-away points that cut across several of the case studies.

Handbook of Human Factors in Litigation

With this increasing use of human factors and ergonomics professionals in litigation, it seems timely to provide a “road map” to guide professionals new to the field in the performance of their forensic practice.

Author: Y. Ian Noy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203490297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 816

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Using ergonomics in forensics can help prevent the recurrence of system failures through engineering or administrative controls. It can also raise the level of concern among professionals and the public regarding product, workplace, and service safety due to perceived exposure to liability. Even with such a potentially important and broad impact, f

Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics

Author: Michael S Wogalter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138748064

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Page: 408

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This book provides stories of injuries in regard to products and equipment where people have been injured, or killed, or property damaged. Although there are case studies written about various events that have resulted in harm to people or property, this book describes how human factors/ergonomics (HFE) analysis could have reduced the toll and the cost to people's lives and companies' bottom lines. The intent of this book is to give a broad range of situations to illustrate the kinds of areas where HFE considerations could improve product or environmental safety by using mitigation strategies to reduce the likelihood of occurrence and severity of adverse events.

Handbook of Aviation Human Factors

These differences in meaning, we believe, sparked a controversial position statement and subsequent brouhaha over the value of forensics human factors in Ergonomics in Design. In an editorial, Daryle Jean Gardner-Bonneau (1994a) ...

Author: John A. Wise

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420063578

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

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A complete examination of issues and concepts relating to human factors in simulation, this book covers theory and application in space, ships, submarines, naval aviation, and commercial aviation. The authors examine issues of simulation and their effect on the validity and functionality of simulators as a training device. The chapters contain in d

Human Factors Issues in Handgun Safety and Forensics

Industrial Research: A large portion of human factors and ergonomic practitioners are employed by commercial firms creating products or services that compete in the world's marketplaces. Human factors and ergonomics research and ...

Author: Hal W. Hendrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420062972

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

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Written by two certified human factors/ergonomics professionals and a criminalist and firearms expert, all of whom have testified as expert witnesses, Human Factors in Handgun Safety and Forensics draws on their formidable collective knowledge and professional experience to present the first scientifically based volume in the field. This seminal work identifies numerous human factors in handgun design, training, and related human behavior in unintentional and inadvertent shooting incidents. The book provides an overview of handgun use in general but focuses on firearm handling in unintentional and inadvertent shootings. It describes the discipline of human factors and ergonomics and includes available statistics on shootings, examines their limitations, and reviews actual cases to determine human causes in unintentional and inadvertent shootings. It provides a history of firearms and details the components and mechanics of handguns and ammunition to reveal safety problems in current designs. It explains the fundamentals of shooting and how violation of those principles can result in unintentional or inadvertent shootings. The authors stress the importance of firearms safety training. They evaluate various safety training programs (including those from the National Rifle Association), investigate inconsistencies in basic safety rules, and make suggestions to improve safety training. The importance of instructor training is also emphasized. The book concludes with a summary and application of the previous topics to forensic and investigative settings and gives advice for human factors/ergonomics professionals as expert witnesses. The book comes with an accompanying DVD with hundreds of color photos to support the topics covered in the text.

The History of Human Factors and Ergonomics

System Involved: Coefficient of Friction (COF)Tester As a forensic human factors consultant, each of the hundreds of cases I have been retained on requires that I analyze the systems involved in the incident. The majority of cases have ...

Author: David Meister

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351992237

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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Human factors/ergonomics (HFE) as a discipline has grown by accretions rather than having been developed systematically and deliberately. Therefore, this book's goal creates a formal conceptual structure for HFE. It is intended as a contribution to cultural history because (a) ours is a technological civilization, and (b) one cannot understand technology outside of the various disciplines that make up that technology. A disciplinary history is highly specialized, but the author maintains that HFE is distinctive in being the only discipline that relates humans to technology. Other behavioral disciplines like anthropology have little connection with technology, and this is what makes HFE important in the present historical era.

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set

2.5 EXPRESSION OF OPINION The field of forensic HF / E requires the practitioner to analyze situations involved in ... The code of practice adopted by the Forensics Professional Group ( FPG ) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society ...

Author: Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 041530430X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3728

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The previous edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors made history as the first unified source of reliable information drawn from many realms of science and technology and created specifically with ergonomics professionals in mind. It was also a winner of the Best Reference Award 2002 from the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, USA, and the Outstanding Academic Title 2002 from Choice Magazine. Not content to rest on his laurels, human factors and ergonomics expert Professor Waldemar Karwowski has overhauled his standard-setting resource, incorporating coverage of tried and true methods, fundamental principles, and major paradigm shifts in philosophy, thought, and design. Demonstrating the truly interdisciplinary nature of this field, these changes make the second edition even more comprehensive, more informative, more, in a word, encyclopedic. Keeping the format popularized by the first edition, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Divided into 13 sections and organized alphabetically within each section, the entries provide a clear and simple outline of the topics as well as precise and practical information. The book reviews applications, tools, and innovative concepts related to ergonomic research. Technical terms are defined (where possible) within entries as well as in a glossary. Students and professionals will find this format invaluable, whether they have ergonomics, engineering, computing, or psychology backgrounds. Experts and researchers will also find it an excellent source of information on areas beyond the range of their direct interests.

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors 3 Volume Set

H. H. Cohen and C. A. LaRue Error Analysis, Inc., Human Factors & Safety Consultants, 5811 Amaya Drive, Suite 205, La Mesa, CA, 91942-4156, USA 1. INTRODUCTION Forensic human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) can be defined as the application ...

Author: Informa Healthcare

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482298536

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1980

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The first encyclopedia in the field, the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors provides a comprehensive and authoritative compendium of current knowledge on ergonomics and human factors. It gives specific information on concepts and tools unique to ergonomics. About 500 entries, published in three volumes and on CD-ROM, are pre

Contemporary Ergonomics 2002

For example, if the forensic ergonomist wishes to show how a single step riser may have appeared at the time of a fall, ... References Cohen, H.H. 2000, A field study of stair descent, Ergonomics in Design, 8(2) (Human Factors and ...

Author: Paul T. McCabe

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203301890

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

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The broad and developing scope of ergonomics, the application of scientific knowledge to improve people's interaction with products, systems and environments, has been illustrated over the past sixteen years by the books that make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series. Presenting the proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's Annual Conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics covered by ergonomics. Chapters provide an insight into the current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. Among the most interesting topics covered in this volume are rail safety, the development and applications of virtual reality and hospital ergonomics. Contemporary Ergonomics 2002 will appeal to all those who have an interest in people's interactions with their working and leisure environment, including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists, and applied physiologists.