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Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

4th Edition, January 1, 2012

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ISBN: 9780470528389
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Product Details:

  • Revision: 4th Edition, January 1, 2012
  • Published Date: January 2012
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: John Wiley and Sons (WILEY)
  • Page Count: 1752
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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This handbook is concerned with the role of humans in complex systems, the design of equipment and facilities for human use, and the development of environments for comfort and safety. The first, second, and third editions of the handbook were a major success and profoundly influenced the human factors profession. It was translated and published in Japanese and Russian and won the Institute of Industrial Engineers Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award. It has received strong endorsement from top management; the late Eliot Ester, retired president of General Motors Corporation, who wrote the forward to the first edition of the handbook, indicated that "regardless of what phase of the economy a person is involved in, this handbook is a very useful tool. Every area of human factors from environmental conditions and motivation to the use of new communication systems . . . is well covered in the handbook by experts in every field."

In a literal sense, human factors and ergonomics is as old as the machine and environmental design, for it was aimed at designing them for human use. However, it was not until World War II that human factors emerged as a separate discipline. The field of human factors and ergonomics has developed and broadened considerably since its inception 70 years ago and has generated a body of knowledge in the following areas of specializations: