Human Factors in the Maritime Domain

Overview

The piecemeal fashion in which human factors research has been conducted in the maritime domain makes information retrieval available only by scanning through numerous research journals and conference papers. Bringing together human factors information from this and other domains, Human Factors in the Maritime Domain integrates a common body of knowledge into one single volume.

The book provides the vital background information necessary to acquire a core knowledge base and a ...

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Overview

The piecemeal fashion in which human factors research has been conducted in the maritime domain makes information retrieval available only by scanning through numerous research journals and conference papers. Bringing together human factors information from this and other domains, Human Factors in the Maritime Domain integrates a common body of knowledge into one single volume.

The book provides the vital background information necessary to acquire a core knowledge base and a much-needed overview of human factors within the maritime domain. It starts by putting the topic into an historical and theoretical context, moves onto more specific and detailed topics and contemporary thinking in human factors, then reviews new maritime technology. The authors take a holistic approach based on a model of the socio-technical system of work in the maritime domain. They synthesize available knowledge and research, then present in an easily acceptable framework with example, illustrations, and case studies whenever possible, making the text rigorous, useful, and enjoyable.

The three authors draw on a range of diverse backgrounds including working as a maritime surveyor, transport consultant, human factors lecturer, and mechanical engineer. They have undertaken maritime research in Denmark, Australia, Malta, and the UK. They have published several other human factor books on related topics. This combination of human factors knowledge, maritime wisdom, and substantial publication experience results in a book that is effective and practical.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420043419
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO MARITIME HUMAN FACTORS
History and Development of Maritime Human Factors
The Complexity of Commercial Shipping
Human Factors
Accidents and Human Error
The Socio-Technical System Model
Conclusion
INDIVIDUAL FACTORS: PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS
Introduction
Human Senses
Perception
Cognition
Behaviour
Conclusion
Individual and Task Interaction Factors
Introduction
Work, Rest and Work Rest Cycles
Mental Workload
Physical Workload
Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Anthropometrics and Anatomy
General Principles of Workstation Design on Ships
Stress
Illness, Concerns, Anxiety and Pressures
Alcohol
Conclusion
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP INTERACTION FACTORS
Introduction
Communication
Social Role and Power
The Four Dimensions of Verbal Communication
Transaction Analysis
Teamwork
Conclusion
INDIVIDUAL AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION FACTORS
Introduction
Noise
Vibration
Lighting
Climatic Conditions
Accomodation and Social Factors
Ship Motions
Physical Environment Standards
Conclusion
INDIVIDUAL AND TECHNOLOGY INTERACTION FACTORS
Introduction
The Importance of Human-Machine Interaction in Maritime Safety
Types of HMI Problems on Ships
Specific Issues in the Design and Integration of Maritime Equipment
Crew Responses to Technology
Possible Solutions for the Maritime Domain and Further Wprk in this Area
Conclusion
INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND CULTURE INTERACTION FACTORS
Introduction
From Individual to Organisational Failure
Culture in the Maritime Work Environment
Practise
Maintenance Failures
Conclusion
SOME METHODS USED FOR THE COLLECTION OF MARITIME HUMAN FACTORS DATA
Introduction
Why Collect Human Factors Data?
An Introduction to Maritime Human Factors Methods
Application of Data Acquisition and Analysis Techniques to Key Human Factors Issues
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Human Factors
Conclusions
THE FUTURE: TRENDS IN MARITIME HUMAN FACTORS
Future Trends in Maritime Human Factors
REFERENCES
GLOSSARY

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