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Evaluation of Human Work

4th Edition

Edited by John R. Wilson, Sarah Sharples

CRC Press

1,031 pages

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Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a "doing it" perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why.

Table of Contents

Methods in the Understanding of Human Factors. Fundamental Approaches and Tools. Methods for Design of Work. Assessment of Impact of Work on Individuals. Assessment and Design of the Physical Workplace. Methods in Organisational/Social Human Factors. Implementation and Analysis of Human Factors. Conclusion.

About the Editors

John R Wilson was Professor of Human Factors at the University of Nottingham and also worked for many years part time as a human factors specialist within Network Rail, the UK rail infrastructure provider. He was both a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Engineer, as well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (president in 2010-2011), member of the HFES and Registered European Ergonomist. He was editor-in-chief of Applied Ergonomics, in 1995 was awarded the Sir Frederic Bartlett Medal of the Ergonomics Society for services to international ergonomics teaching and research, and was awarded the Distinguished Overseas Colleague Award of the US Human Factors and Ergonomics Society in 2008. He served for many years on the Council and the Executive of the International Ergonomics Association.

Sarah Sharples is a Professor of Human Factors at the University of Nottingham. She leads a number of projects investigating novel technologies in workplace contexts including transport, manufacturing and healthcare, collaborating with a wide range of industry and academic partners. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and will be president of the institute in 2014-2015. She led the Human Factors Research Group at the University of Nottingham to the award of the President's Medal from the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors in 2013.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety