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Human-Factors And Systems Principles For Occupational Safety And Health (Module 20).
NIOSH 1979 Sep:246 pages
An instructional module on human factors and systems principles for occupational safety and health, developed for the NIOSH Division of Training and Manpower Development, is presented. The module consists of five units: history of human factors theory and its extension to occupational safety and health; cybernetic research foundations of human factors practices; human factors in the design and operation of tools, machines, and equipment for safety and health; integration of human factors into hazard management; and human factors design of accident analysis and research. The units cover the historical as well as research background of the application of human factors science to designing positive hazard management procedures. These factors are determined by the dynamic interaction of worker behavior, and design characteristics of the work environment. Physical hazards and hazards due to worker negligence are also examined. Each unit contains discussion questions, references, visual aids, and answers to the questions.
NIOSH-Author; Humans; Work-environment; Work-intervals; Work-practices; Environmental-physiology; Environmental-factors; Psychological-processes; Occupational-exposure; Psychological-responses;
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Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio, 246 pages, 57 references
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division