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Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2012
Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012, Blackpool, UK, 16-19 April 2012

Edited By

Martin Anderson

ISBN 9780415621526
Published April 16, 2012 by CRC Press
458 Pages

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Book Description

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 for 25 years by the books which make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series. This book presents the proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012. In addition to being the leading event in the UK that features ergonomics and human factors across all sectors, this is also the annual conference of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.

Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. The volumes provide a fast track for the publication of suitable papers from international contributors, with papers being subject to peer review since 2009.

A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings, including transport, user centred design, safety culture, military, accidents, healthcare, manufacturing, human factors integration, education, the 24-hour society, sociotechnical systems and green ergonomics.

As well as being of interest to mainstream ergonomists and human factors specialists, Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors will appeal to all those who are concerned with 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.

Table of Contents


Donald Broadbent Lecture
The human factors craft today
W.I. Hamilton

Institute Lecture
The need for Human Factors Intelligence
B. Kirwan

Plenary Speakers
Systems for behaviour change
D. Hampson

The good society framework – psychosocial ergonomics and quality of life
P.W. Jordan

Human Factors Engineering in the oil and gas industry: Benefits, challenges and competence requirements
R. McLeod

Measuring patient safety culture: How far have we come and where do we need to go?

Investigating hostile intent: Human Factors in counter-terrorism
A.W. Stedmon

Accessibility & usability
The universal navigator: A proposed accessible alternative to touch screens for self-service
P.N. Day, E. Chandler, A. Colley, M. Carlisle, C. Riley, C. Rohan & S. Tyler

Design of kitchens for independence: Lessons from history for the future
R.E. Sims, R. Marshall, M. Maguire, C. Nicolle, C. Lawton, S. Peace & J. Percival

An evaluation of bulk cheque and cash deposit
P.N. Day, M. Carlisle, I.W. Ricketts, P. Gregor & C. Rohan

Caring for animal care workers
E. Shanley, E.Y.Williams, D. Gyi, A.G.F. Gibb & R.A. Haslam

Using task analysis to explore older novice participants’ experiences with a handheld touchscreen device
S. Murad, M.D. Bradley, N. Kodagoda, Y.F. Barnard &A.D. Lloyd

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – keeping the human in the picture
F. Cayzer, P. Chesham & P.Wilkinson

Building healthy construction workers
E.Y.Williams, D. Gyi, A.G.F. Gibb & R.A. Haslam

Defining temporary works in the construction industry: Health and safety issues
S.C.Williams, P.D. Bust, A.M. Finneran &A.G.F. Gibb

The Human Factors contribution to preventing entrapment incidents involving mobile elevated work platforms
A. Jones, S. Bates, C. Leah, D. Riley & J. Bohm

Workshop: Design for Real People: A workshop to progress user-centred design exercises for school students
R. Benedyk, D. Baker, M.S. Young, T.Worthy, A.Woodcock & N. Karadeniz

The influence of highlighting and font size on visual search performance
H.-F.Wang, P.-Y.Wang & H.-C. Ting

Primary school children’s working areas: The gaps between research recommendations and their implementation
C. Kendrick, G.T. Jun & D. Gyi

Workshop: Managing the ethical considerations of short project work within a design school
M. Porter

HF Engineering in oil & gas projects
The role of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and task analysis in maximizing human-centred design in a SCOT reactor
C. van Schalkwyk & A. Seet

Conversations to improve design; a behavioural safety tool to improve cross functional conversations
S. Dalziel

Shell’s HFE-in-Design process as applied to a large refinery project
R. Saunders

The relevance of human centred design in high hazard industries
R. Miles

Safety critical tasks identification within major projects
G. Reeves & I. Randle

Human Factors analyses: Rule compliance or decision support
A.J. Ringstad

Human Factors and hydrocarbon leaks on the Norwegian continental shelf
E. Lootz, S. Hauge, T. Kongsvik & B.A. Mostue

Human Factors integration
Effects of TAKT time on physical and cognitive demands in a mixed model assembly line and a single model assembly line
S. Shaikh, S.V.G. Cobb, D. Golightly, J.I. Segal & C.M. Haslegrave

Design of a new control centre for an existing offshore platform by Human Factors based design process
A. Pont

Development & refinement of Human Factors safety claim, argument and evidence structures to facilitate a future submarine safety case
C. Fairburn, A. Felstead & J. Marshall

Analysis and representation of brachytherapy using a modified levels of automation model
M. Galiˇciˇc, E. Fallon,W. van der Putten & G. Sands

Is there a relationship between team organisational structure, distributed situational awareness and performance?
L.J. Sorensen & N.A. Stanton

Healthcare & patient safety
A vignette study examining the effects of different types of diagnostic procedure and information provision preferences
D. Keane, M.P. Craven & S. Sharples

Obesity and ergonomics
P. Buckle & J. Buckle

Industrial accidents
Evaluation of handling small gas cylinders in 2 EU countries
W.H.W. Lim & S. Hignett

Differentiating the effects of negative state on optimism and the implicit perception of everyday injury risk
J.I. Morgan & J. Garthwaite

Workshop: Knowledge sharing: Blessing or curse?
N. Dadashi

Methods & tools
Structured assessment of performance advantage from future interface technologies
J. Nixon

Developing short, practical measures of well-being

A brief intervention method for investigating the effects of chewing gum on occupational well-being
A.P. Allen & A.P. Smith

UsingWii balance board tools for teaching ergonomics and biomechanics
N. Black, M. Tremblay & M. Lefebvre

Analysis of the application of the assembly-specific evaluation method EAWS for the ergonomic evaluation of logistic processes
C. Hentschel, A.Wagner & B. Spanner-Ulmer

Seafarers’ Fatigue – the impact of the Cardiff research programme and film
A.P. Smith & A.P. Allen

Scaling generative scaffolds towards train driving expertise
A. Naweed, G. Balakrishnan, C. Bearman, J. Dorrian & D. Dawson

Development and validation of a safety climate scale for the trucking industry
Y.-H. Huang, D. Zohar, M. Robertson, J. Lee, A. Garabet & L. Murphy

Planning for non-kinetic effects: Enhancing the combat estimate
N.A. Stanton, L.A. Rafferty & M. Forster

Visually induced motion sickness after watching scenes oscillating at different frequencies and amplitudes
D. Chen, R. So, K. Kwok & R. Cheung

Enhancing the treatment of Human Factors in a Nuclear Power Plant’s Periodic Safety Review
D. Bayer, M. Reid, G. Vaughan & D. Lucas

The HF assessment and challenges for nuclear new build generic design assessment
B. McCaulder

Meeting the challenge of Fukushima – UK nuclear industry HF response and relevance to other major hazard industries
P. Ackroyd

Safety Culture
Advancing the safety culture of a semi-state energy company
F. Kennedy & J. Matthews

Facilitators and inhibitors to the communication of Health and Safety at London 2012: Lessons for the construction industry
A.M. Finneran, R. Hartley, A.G.F. Gibb, A.J.T. Cheyne & P.D. Bust

Supervision – How do we know we are doing the right thing?
J. Berman & P. Leach

Understanding sensory cue loss and cue replacement in an unmanned air vehicle ground station
P. Gibson & F. Cayzer

Safety culture(s) – The construction industry
R. Hartley & A.J.T. Cheyne

Behavioural safety amongst construction industry supply chain contractors
S. Stiles, D. Golightly & J.R.Wilson

Technology and safety climate
L.J. Hettinger, Y.-H. Huang & M.A. Dainoff

Investigating safety culture: A qualitative analysis of bus driver behaviour at work
L. Dorn

Safety culture in your hands: Discussion cards for understanding and improving safety culture
S.T. Shorrock

Workshop: How do they do it? Inclusive techniques to support systems mapping from healthcare and beyond
C.J. Vincent, J.Ward & P. Langdon

Task risk management – A process for managing risks with task analysis at its heart
A. Brazier

Using modelling to communicate effectively across multidisciplinary teams – A human computer interaction specification example
D. Simmons, J. Astwood, K. Tatlock & C. Vance

Ergonomics issues in systems of systems engineering
M.A. Sinclair & C.E. Siemieniuch

The on-call system of work: A framework to understand and manage the risks
N. Cebola, J.R.Wilson & D. Golightly

A review of systemic accident analysis models
P. Underwood & P.E.Waterson

User requirements for an interactive system to stimulate serendipity
X. Sun, S. Sharples & G. Kefalidou

Workshop: An update on the Health and Safety Executive
S.C. Monnington, M. Gray & S. Hartley

Workshop: Manual handling training: is this the future? 381
B. Mills

Driving blind: The effects of vision on driving safety and performance
M.S. Young, L. Flood, S. Blakeney & S. Taylor

A study of input devices for menu navigation in the cockpit
N.A. Stanton, K.L. Plant, C. Harvey & L. Bolton

Identifying HMI requirements from field trials and the accounts of early adopters of low carbon vehicles
A.Woodcock, T.Wellings, J. Binnersley, M. Tovey, D. Robertson &T. Khan

User requirements and constraints for on-demand taxi sharing technology
X. Sun, D. Golightly, S. Sharples & B. Bedwell

Team Sensemaking Assessment Method (TSAM): An inspection method for evaluating collaborative analysis technologies
R.J.B. Hutton, S.J. Attfield, S.L.Wiggins, B. McGuinness & B.L.W.Wong

Amusement ride control panels: Considering interface use and context

Personalised tool handle shape based on optimal power grasp posture
G. Harih & B. Dolšak

Designing a first prototype touchscreen interface for older novice users
M.D. Bradley, E. Zitkus, N. Kodagoda, S. Murad, A.Westaway, C. Gaggero, D. Fitzsimons, Y.F. Barnard &A.D. Lloyd

Human Factors issues in Close Air Support
E. Thron, F. Hwang, M. Mills & R. McCrindle

Primary care waiting room environments and children’s emotional experience
J.L. Day & D. Gyi

Deconstructing the design & disposition of the psychological railway
A. Naweed, G. Balakrishnan, C. Bearman, J. Dorrian & D. Dawson

An investigation into mobile phone texting among young adults
M. Maguire, M. Sleath & H. McDermott

Attention in a dual-task environment: A vision of shared glances
C. Harvey & N.A. Stanton

Understanding pilot-controller workload in new systems
J. Nixon, A. Isaac & R. Ferneyhough

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