Contemporary Ergonomics 1984-2008: Selected papers and an overview of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

Contemporary Ergonomics 1984-2008: Selected papers and an overview of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

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To mark the 25th anniversary of Contemporary Ergonomics, the current and past editors have selected 4 papers from each of the years that they oversaw its publication. This collection is intended to showcase the breadth of research topics covered by the Contemporary Ergonomics series of books and to illustrate the change of focus in ergonomics research over the years. The book also contains background information relating to the Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society for each year, including dates, venues and personnel. The editors also give some insight into the way the format of the conference has had to change to enable the diversity of topics submitted by the ergonomists to be presented effectively.

About Author

The Ergonomics Society is the professional body for ergonomists and human factor specialists based in the United Kingdom. It also attracts members throughtout the world and is affiliated to the International Ergonomics Association. It provides recognition of competence of its members through its Professional Register. Dr Philip D. Bust has a degree in civil engineering and twenty five years experience in construction as well as a Masters degree in human factors in manufacturing systems from Nottingham University. His experience in ergonomics includes his consultancy work, carrying out workplace assessments in manufacturing and heavy industries. Dr Bust currently works as a research associate investigating health and safety in the construction industry.


Selected Papers and and Overview of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference The Editors of contemporary Ergonomics 1984-2008 1984 Application of Ergonomics Jingle bells M.A. Sinclair, P.G. Stroud, M.N. Thomas & P.A. Parsons Poster Papers "PADAS" - An ambulatory electronic system to monitor and evaluate factors relating to back pain at work E.O. Otun, I. Heinrich, J.A.D. Anderson & J. Crooks Human Variability Ergonomics is kid's stuff: The ability of primary school children to design their own furniture M.J. Callan & I.A.R. Galer Transport Control Ergonomics in the lighthouse J. Spencer 1985 Information Technology Touch screens: A summary report of an evaluation of improved screen layout designs W.I. Hamilton Cognitive Ergonomics How intelligible is English spoken by non-native English speakers? D. Irvine Accident Behaviour Slips and mistakes: Two distinct classes of human error? J. Reason Ergonomics and Police Detection Methods Ergonomics and police detection methods W.R. Harper 1986 Keynote Addresses Phenomena, function and design: Does information make a difference? P. Wright Keynote Addresses A model of mental health and work attitudes P. Warr Organisational Ergonomics Attitude surveys: An authoritarian technique masquerading as a participative process R. Sell Visual Processes The role of colour in object recognition, categorization and naming J.B. Davidoff 1987 Keynote Addresses The cognitive bases of predictable human error J. Reason Human Reliability SHERPA: A systematic human error reduction and prediction approach D.E. Embrey Human Performance Minor illnesses and performance efficiency A. Smith & K. Coyle Design, Simulation and Evaluation The use of people to simulate machines: An ergonomic approach M.A. Life & J. Long 1988 Structural Systems Development Soft systems approaches and their integration into the development process P.B. Checkland Display Design Eye movements and the conspicuity of routing information T. Boersema & H.J.G. Zwaga Impact of New Technology Introducing word processing to novice users: A study of `procedural' and `conceptual' approaches M.A. Sasse, G.I. Johnson & P. Briggs Vehicle Ergonomics Sorry, can't talk ... just overtaking a lorry: The defi nition and experimental investigation of the problem of driving and handsfree carphone use M. Boase, S. Hannigan & J.M. Porter 1989 Keynote Addresses Accident and intention: Attitudinal aspects of industrial safety D.V. Canter Process Control Flow displays of complex plant processes for fault diagnosis K.D. Duncan, N. Praetorius & A.B. Milne Process Control Reduction of action uncertainty in process control systems: The role of device knowledge S.C. Duff Information Presentation and Acquisition Closed circuit television and user needs A.J. Pethick & J. Wood 1990 Systems Integration Eye-pointing in the cockpit M.R. Hicks Seating Posture and the Spine Ergonomic evaluation of aircraft seating A.D.J. Pinder Alarms Altering the urgency of auditory warnings: An experimental study E. Hellier & J. Edworthy Introducing Ergonomics The ergonomics audit C.G. Drury 1991 Speech Input and Synthesis Voice versus manual techniques for airborne data entry correction P. Enterkin Noisy and Hot Environments Human thermal responses in crowds T.L. Braun & K.C. Parsons Job and Workplace Design Offi ce lighting for VDT work: Comparative surveys of reactions to parabolic and lensed-indirect systems A. Hedge Musculoskeletal Studies Use of wrist rests by data input VDU operators C.A. Parsons 1992 Keynote Address Causes of motion sickness M.J. Griffi n Drivers and Driving A survey of car driver discomfort J.M. Porter, C.S. Porter & V.J.A. Lee Selection and Workstress The occupational well-being of train drivers - An overview R.A. Haslam Ergonomics Applications The importance of ergonomics in plastic surgery D. Falcao & A. McGrath 1993 Auditory Warnings Alarms in a coronary care unit N. Stanton Health and Safety Safe surface temperatures of domestic products K.C. Parsons Health and Safety An ergonomics appraisal of the Piper Alpha disaster W.H. Gibson & E.D. Megaw Drivers and Driving Carphone use and motorway driving A.M. Parkes, S.H. Fairclough & M.C. Ashby 1994 Occupational Health Injury in the orchestra - The ergonomic nightmare E. Colley Upper Limb Assessment R.U.L.A. - A rapid upper limb assessment tool L. McAtamney & E.N. Corlett General Ergonomics The teleworking experience B. Dooley, M.T. Byrne, A.J. Chapman, D. Oborne, S. Heywood, N. Sheehy & S. Collins Formal Methods Validation in ergonomics/human factors H. Kanis 1995 Anthropometry Anthropometry of children 2 to 13 years of age in the Netherlands L.P.A. Steenbekkers Drivers and Driving Musculoskeletal troubles and driving: A survey of the British public D.E. Gyi & J.M. Porter Training Teaching older people to use computers: Evolution and evaluation of a course D. James, F. Gibson, G. McCauley, M. Corby & K. Davidson Drivers and Driving Is risk assessment a necessary decision-making tool for all organisations? D. Walker & S. Cox 1996 Thermoregulation Heat stress in night-clubs M. McNeill & K.C. Parsons Cognitive Quality in Advanced Crew System Concepts Cognitive quality in advance crew system concepts: The training of the aircrew-machine team I. MacLeod Task Analysis Recent developments in hierarchical task analysis J. Annett Risk and Error Railway signals passed at danger - The prevention of human error J. May, T. Horberry & A.G. Gale 1997 The Culture of Ergonomics The role of ergonomics in development aid programmes T. Jafry & D.H. O'Neill General Ergonomics The ergonomic design of passenger safety information on trains S. Layton & J. Elder Health and Safety Health and safety problems in computerised offices: The users perspective R.M. Sharma The Culture Ergonomics The inter-relationship of physiotherapy and ergonomics: Standards and scope of practice S. Hignett, E. Crumpton & L. McAtamney 1998 Stephen Pheasant Memorial Session The combined effects of physical and psychosocial work factors J. Devereux Work Stress A risk assessment and control cycle approach to managing workplace stress R.J. Lancaster Design and Usability Pleasure and product semantics P.W. Jordan & A.S. Macdonald Drivers and Driving The use of automatic speech recognition in cars: A human factors review R. Graham 1999 Air Traffic Control The future role of the air traffic controller: Design principles for human-centred automation M. Cox & B. Kirwan The Future of Ergonomics The future of ergonomics B. Green & P.W. Jordan General Ergonomics How I broke the Mackworth clock test (and what I learned) B. Shackel Health and Safety Ageing, health and work: A framework for intervention L.A. Morris 2000 General Ergonomics Long days and short weeks - The benefi ts and disadvantages K.J.N.C. Rich HCI & IT Systems Consumer acceptance of internet services M. Maguire Legislation Public transport and the Dis ability Discrimination Act 1995 F. Bellerby Product and Workplace Design Design issues and visual impairment K.M. Stabler & S. van den Heuvel 2001 Health and Safety Actions of older people affect their risk of falling on stairs R.A. Haslam, L.D. Hill, P.A. Howarth, K. Brooke-Wavell & J.E. Sloane Education The teaching of ergonomics in schools A. Woodcock & H. Denton Selling and Communicating Ergonomics The costs and benefi ts of offi ce ergonomics S. Mackenzie & R. Benedyk Additional Papers A profile of professional ergonomists R.B. Stammers & E.J. Tomkinson 2002 Hospital Ergonomics Hospital Ergonomics: Organisational and cultural factors S. Hignett & J.R. Wilson Motorcycle Ergonomics Motorcycling and congestion: Quantifi cation of behaviours S. Robertson Work Design Workplace bullying: An ergonomics issue? N. Heaton & V. Malyon Warnings Orienting response reinstatement in text and pictorial warnings P. Thorley, E. Hellier, J. Edworthy & D. Stephenson 2003 Musculoskeletal Disorders Work-related stress as a risks factor for WMSDs: Implications for ergonomics interventions J. Devereux Fatigue The impact of work patterns on stress and fatigue among offshore worker populations A. Burke, N. Ellis & P. Allen Driving How does a speech user interface affect the driving task? E. Israelsson & N. Karlsson Rail Driver recognition of railway signs at different speeds - A preliminary study G. Li, W.I. Hamilton & T. Clarke 2004 Slips, Trips and Falls Fall causation among older people in the home: The interacting factors C.L. Brace & R.A. Haslam Inclusive Design Designing for people with low vision: Learnability, usability and pleasurability C.M. Harrison Occupational Health and Safety Process ownership and the long-term assurance of occupational safety: Creating the foundations for a safety culture C.E. Siemieniuch & M.A. Sinclair General Ergonomics Development of a Crowd Stress Index (CSI) for use in risk assessment K.C. Parsons & N.D. Mohd Mahudin 2005 Applications of Ergonomics Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in construction workers M. Hanson & T. Barrington Cognitive Ergonomics Human factors issues in airport baggage screening A.G. Gale Inclusive Design Models for inclusion evidence for choice and innovation J. Mitchell, R. Chesters & J. Middleton Transport Violence in the workplace - Designing out the problems S. Broadbent, Z. Mack & L. Swinson 2006 Control Rooms Symposium CCTV in control rooms: Meeting the ergonomic challenges J. Wood Defining Ergonomics Ergonomics advisors - A homogeneous group? C. Williams & R.A Haslam Design - Engage Project Safety semantics: A study on the effect of product expression on user safety behaviour I.C.M.A. Karlsson & L. Wikstroem HCI Symposium - Access and Inclusivity A technique for the client-centred evaluation of electronic assistive technology G. Baxter & A. Monk 2007 Ergonomics and Security How visual skills and recognition ability develop with practice in airport luggage inspection X. Liu & A.G Gale Ergonomics in Education One brief: Four concepts adjustable furniture for schools P. Magee & A. Woodcock Patient Safety and Medical Ergonomics Why do student nurses continue to use the draglift? L. Allen, D. Stubbs & S. Hignett Sitting at Work Seating problems - The missing link? E.N. Corlett 2008 Ageing Population Understanding workplace design for older workers: A case study P. Buckle, V. Woods, O. Oztug & D. Stubbs Health and Well Being of Construction Workers Maintenance workers and asbestos: Understanding infl uences on worker behaviour C. Tyers & S. O'Regan Methods and Tools Laptops in the lecture theatre: An ergonomic focus on the critical issues R. Benedyk & M. Hadjisimou Transport Ergonomics issues in a jet car crash 664 M. Gray Author Index

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