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Contemporary Ergonomics 2009
Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics 2009

Edited By

Philip D. Bust

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ISBN 9780415804332
Published April 15, 2009 by Taylor & Francis
556 Pages

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Book Description

Presenting the Proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's annual conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics covered by ergonomics. Individual papers, peer reviewed for the first time, provide insight into current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings, including Ergonomics, Human Factors and User-Centred Design. It also features related disciplines such as Psychology, Engineering and Physiology. Particular emphasis is given to the utility of these disciplines in improving health, safety, efficiency and productivity.

The 2009 Annual Conference features the following themes:

Accessibility; Complex Systems; Design; Hazards; Health Ergonomics and Patient Safety; Human Advisory; Human Error/Accidents; Human Factors Integration; Inspection; Methods and Tools; Primary Industries; Road Ergonomics; Schools; Strategic Ergonomics; Transport; Working People.

Contemporary Ergonomics will appeal to all those who are concerned with the interaction of people with their working and leisure environment — including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists and applied physiologists.

Table of Contents



Inspection: From goods through passengers to systems
C.G. Drury

Business ergonomics beyond health and safety: Work environments for employee productivity, creativity and innovation
J. Dul

Occupational safety: Charting the future
Y.I. Noy

Ergonomics and public health
P. Buckle

Human factors and development of next generation collaborative engineering
J.R. Wilson, H. Patel & M. Pettitt


A design ergonomics approach to accessibility and user needs in transport
R. Marshall, D.E. Gyi, K. Case, J.M. Porter, R.E. Sims, S.J. Summerskill & P.M. Davis

Development of tools for reducing the stress of using public transport
P.M. Davis, R. Marshall, K. Case, J.M. Porter, D.E. Gyi, S.J. Summerskill & R.E. Sims

Validation of the HADRIAN system with a train station design case study
S.J. Summerskill, R. Marshall, D.E. Gyi, J.M. Porter, K. Case, R.E. Sims & P.M. Davis


A software tool for evaluating the effects of culture on military operations
A. Hodgson & C.E. Siemieniuch

Decision-making after the product-service shift and some implications for ergonomics
E.M. Molloy, M.A. Sinclair & C.E. Siemieniuch

Governance, agility and wisdom in the capability paradigm
M.A. Sinclair, M.J.D. Henshaw, R.A. Haslam, C.E. Siemieniuch, J.L. Evans & E.M. Molloy


The role of ergonomics in technology oriented projects; the intelligent zero emissions vehicle project
A. Woodcock & J. Taylor

Research and policy development into scooter access onto London buses
S. Thomas


Study of verbal communication between nuclear plant control room operators during abnormal situations
A.N. Anokhin & N.V. Pleshakova

…It’s the way that you do it: Ensuring rule compliance
J. Berman, P. Ackroyd & P. Leach


Public requirements for patient-held records
J. Binnersley, A. Woodcock, P. Kyriacou & L.M. Wallace

Systems analysis for infection control in acute hospitals
P.E. Waterson

Portable pods: Design for unscheduled (urgent) care in the community
S. Hignett, A. Jones & J. Benger

Using usability testing as a benchmarking tool – A case study on medical ventilators
Y. Liu & A. OsvalderContents VII

Does the older workforce with high work demands need more recovery from work
J.J. Devereux & L.W. Rydstedt


The role of the human in future systems – Considerations and concerns

Automation and technology in 21st century work and life
S. Sharples

Vigilance and human supervisory control – A potted history
J.M. Noyes


Unpacking the blunt end – Changing our view of organizational accidents
B.M. Sherwood Jones

Lessons from the past to give to the future: Learning from incidents
S. Evans

The development of HSL’s safety climate tool – A revision of the health and safety climate survey tool
C. Sugden, M. Marshall, S. Binch & D. Bottomley


Reporting location and environmental features when using metal detector or probe in a simplified mine detection task
R.J. Houghton, C. Baber & J.F. Knight

Predictive Operational Performance (PrOPer) model
K.T. Smith

Distributed situation awareness: Applications and implications in defence
P.M. Salmon, N.A. Stanton, G.H. Walker & D.P. Jenkins

Human factors models of mini unmanned aerial systems in network-enabled capability
C. Baber, M. Grandt & R.J. Houghton

Human factors past and present
W.I. Hamilton

Ergonomics challenges for digitisation of mission planning systems
N.A. Stanton, G.H. Walker, D.P. Jenkins & P.M. Salmon

Human-centered design focus in systems engineering analysis: Human view methodology
R.J. Smillie & H.A.H. Handley

Submarine safety and spatial awareness: The subsafe games-based training system
R.J. Stone & A. Caird-Daley

Criteria for assessing social and organisational impacts of emerging technologies
P. Sirett, R. Braithwaite, R. Cousens, J. Marsh & M. Mason


Animating the inanimate: Visual inspection from the medical to the security domains
A. Gale

Inspecting for safety hazards
K. Woodcock

Recent advances in technology to improve inspection training
A. Gramopadhye, P. Stringfellow & S. Sadasivan

Using body discomfort correlations to assist in ergonomic inspections of computer users
P. Stringfellow & A. Gramopadhye

One year later: How screener performance improves in X-ray luggage search with computer-based training
A. Schwaninger & A.W.J. Wales


The hexagon-spindle model for ergonomics
R. Benedyk & A. Woodcock


A biomechanics workload assessment of female milking parlour operatives
M. Jakob, F. Liebers & S. Behrendt

Swedish perspectives on ergonomics in the primary sector
P. Lundqvist


A 50-driver naturalistic braking study: Overview and first results
N. Gkikas, J.H. Richardson & J.R. Hill

Motorcycle ergonomics: Some key themes in research
S. Robertson, A.W. Stedmon, P.D. Bust & D.M. Stedmon

Keeping it real or faking it: The trials and tribulations of real road studies and simulators in transport research
A.W. Stedmon, M.S.Young & B. Hasseldine


Pupil involvement in classroom (re)design: Participatory ergonomics in policy and practice
A. Woodcock, J. Horton, O. den Besten, P. Kraft, M. Newman, P. Adey & M. Kinross

Results from a post-occupancy evaluation of five primary schools
M. Newman, A. Woodcock & P. Dunham


Repositioning human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) – Raising high hazard industry understanding and commitment to HF/E
D. Pennie, M. Wright & P. Mullins

Ergonomics for engineers
P.J. Clarkson

The trials and tribulations of trying to apply ergonomics in the real world
M. Kenwright & D. Pennie


A preliminary investigation of a low-cost method for prediciting the disruption of glances towards in-vehicle information systems
A. Irune & G.E. Burnett

The effective management of user requirements and human factors issues
C. Munro & S.R. Layton


Predicting the human response to an emergency
G. Lawson, S. Sharples, S. Cobb & D. Clarke

Human factors contributions to the design of a security promotion campaign: A case study
A.E. Peron, B.F. Davies & S.R. Layton

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The Ergonomics Society is the professional body for ergonomists and human factor specialists based in the United Kingdom. It also attracts members throughtout the world and is affiliated to the International Ergonomics Association. It provides recognition of competence of its members through its Professional Register.

Dr Philip D. Bust has a degree in civil engineering and twenty five years experience in construction as well as a Masters degree in human factors in manufacturing systems from Nottingham University. His experience in ergonomics includes his consultancy work, carrying out workplace assessments in manufacturing and heavy industries. Dr Bust currently works as a research associate investigating health and safety in the construction industry.