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To Err Is Human

On-line access to Institute of Medicine publication "To Err is Human, Building a Safety Health System" (2000).

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The Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists

Information regarding credentialing in Ergonomics including the requirements for certification, contact information, upcoming exams, application kit and a search feature to locate CPE/CHFP, CEA and AEP/AHFP professionals by name, state, expertise and products.

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Passivity in the Workplace

Passive thinking finds no safe place in the workplace, especially among professional decision makers. An article by Michael Gaspard.

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NASA: Human Factors Research and Technology Division

NASA's Human Factors Research and Technology Division supports human-centered design in complex aerospace information systems using experiments and models of human capabilities and human-machine interaction to enhance system safety, reliability and performance. Current projects, reports, history and organization.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace

National Academy Press publication (2001) available on-line for search, review or ordering.

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Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance and Inspection

From the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Medicine. Documents, research and development, training, job aids, and conference information.

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FAA Research Development & Human Factors Laboratory (RDHFL)

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Research Development and Human Factors Laboratory (RDHFL), located at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is a state-of-the-art research facility designed specifically to support research in aviation human factors. Information on facilities and equipment and virtual reality research.

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Examples of Human Factors/Ergonomics in Design

An illustrated collection of Human Factors/Ergonomics in design. Examples include room numbers, nuclear power plant control rooms, aircraft warnings, sidewalks, aircraft instruments.

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Ergonomics and the Alexander Technique

An interview with ergonomist Joyce Stenstrom about how ergonomics relates to the Alexander Technique as a field of study and as a profession.

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Bad Human Factors Designs

A scrapbook of illustrated examples of things that are hard to use because they do not follow human factors principles.

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