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Science: Social_Sciences: Psychology: Industrial_and_Organizational: Human_Factors_and_Ergonomics

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Bad Human Factors Designs
A scrapbook of illustrated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors principles.

The Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists
Information regarding credentialing in Ergonomics including the requirements for certification, contact information, upcoming exams, application kit and a search feature to locate CPE/CHFP, CEA and AEP/AHFP professionals by name, state, expertise and products.

Do It By Design: An Introduction to Human Factors in Medical Devices
US FDA Publication: An Introduction to Human Factors in Medical Devices. By Dick Sawyer, Office of Health and Industry Programs.

Ergonomics and the Alexander Technique
An interview with ergonomist Joyce Stenstrom about how ergonomics relates to the Alexander Technique as a field of study and as a profession.

Ergonomist Guide - rmLibrary
Ergonomics and human factors professionals resources regarding workplace hazards, medical management, laws and standards, tools, and training. Subscription required to access full text of documents.

Ergonomics news, articles and information as well as consulting service and product offerings. Site includes a large searchable bioliography, an on-line buyers guide for ergonomics products and services and a large collection of case studies.

Examples of Human Factors/Ergonomics in Design
An illustrated collection of Human Factors/Ergonomics in design. Examples include room numbers, nuclear power plant control rooms, aircraft warnings, sidewalks, aircraft instruments.

FAA Research Development & Human Factors Laboratory (RDHFL)
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Research Development & Human Factors Laboratory (RDHFL), located at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is a state-of-the-art research facility designed specifically to support research in aviation human factors. Site includes information on facilities and equipment and virtual reality research.

FDA: Reducing Use Error
US Food and Drug Admistration advice for reducing use error. Site includes design and labeling of medical devices, checklists, guidance documents, standards and reporting.

Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance and Inspection
From the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Medicine. Site includes documents, research and development, training, job aids, and conference information.

Medical Device Use--Safety: Incorporating Human Factors Engineering into Risk Management
US FDA guidance document for industry and FDA premarket and design control reviewers. Medical Device Use-Safety: Incorporating Human Factors Engineering into Risk Management.

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace
National Academy Press publication (2001) available on-line for search, review or ordering.

NASA: Human Factors Research and Technology Division
NASA's Human Factors Research and Technology Division supports human-centered design in complex aerospace information systems using experiments and models of human capabilities and human-machine interaction to enhance system safety, reliability and performance. Site includes current projects, reports, history and organization.

Passivity in the Workplace
Passive thinking finds no safe place in the workplace, especially among professional decision makers. An article by Michael Gaspard.

To Err Is Human
On-line access to Institute of Medicine publication "To Err is Human, Building a Safety Health System" (2000).


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