Subject index
Note: page numbers in italics refer to figures, page numbers in bold refer to tables.
a
‘accident behaviour’ 138
‘accident-proneness’ 138
accidents, industrial 137 -50, 161 -2
definitions 137 -8
fatal episodes 137 , 139 , 141 -2
and human error 141 -50
multi-causal nature of 142 -4
and risk perception 138 -41
ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) 13
action, execution of 26 , 32
ADA see Americans with Disabilities Act
Admiralty (British) 6
Advanced Research Projects Agency 13
aerobic capacity 111 -12
aesthetics 75 -7, 95 -6
age
effects on shift work 106
see also elderly people
air pollution 89 - 90
alcohol abuse 140 -1
American Psychological Association (APA), Division 21 6
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990 153 -4
analogue devices 50
anatomy 20 -5
ANTEL keyboards 42 , 43
anthropometry 20 -3, 71 -2, 73 , 95
anti-aircraft gunners 5 - 6
APA see American Psychological Association
appraisal 133 -4
arm reach 72 -3
asbestos 130 , 136
ASHRAE scale 87
ASR see automatic speech recognition
ASRS see Aviation Safety Reporting System
ATE see automatic test equipment
attention 26 , 27 -8
divided 27
focused 28
and productivity 4
selective 28
audits, ergonomic 156 -8
Australia 84 , 122
automatic speech recognition (ASR) 44 -5
automatic test equipment (ATE) 58
automaticity 33
automation 58 -9, 62 -3, 68 , 69
averages, designing for 71 -2
aviation
decision-making 32 -4, 33
disasters 28 , 31 , 137 -8, 139 , 148
fatigue 110
landing aircraft 29
maintenance 58
occupational stress 130
poor design 5 - 6
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) 161

b
B-52 bombers 6
Bakan vigilance task 113
bank wiring observation room study 3 , 4
BCS see British Computer Society
Bedford scale 87
Bethlehem Steel Works 1
biomechanics 20 -1, 23 -5
body movement, as input device 48 -9

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables viii
  • Figures ix
  • Preface x
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • 1 - Human Factors 1
  • 2 - Humans: Capabilities and Limitations 20
  • 3 - Human-Machine Interaction 38
  • 4 - Work Environments 70
  • 5 - Organisational Issues 97
  • 6 - Occupational Health 118
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  • Epilogue 163
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  • Author Index 202
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