The broad and developing scope of ergonomics - the application of scientific knowledge to improve peoples' interaction with products, systems and environments - has been illustrated for over twenty years by the books that make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series. Presenting the proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's annual conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics. Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. The volumes provide a fast track for the publication of suitable papers from international contributors. These are chosen on the basis of abstracts submitted to a selection panel in the autumn prior to the Ergonomics Society's annual conference held in the spring. A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings, including: applications of ergonomics, air traffic control, cognitive ergonomics, defence, design, environmental ergonomics, ergonomics4schools, hospital ergonomics, inclusive design, methods and tools, occupational health and safety, slips, trips & falls and transport. As well as being of interest to mainstream ergonomists and human factors specialists, Contemporary Ergonomics will appeal to all those who are concerned with people's interactions with their working and leisure environment including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists, and applied physiologists.
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. Paul T. McCabe has a degree in Applied Psychology and a Masters degree in Ergonomics from Loughborough University. His ergonomics experience covers: human factors integration and systems engineering; physical workplace design; human-machine and human-computer interface design; environmental ergonomics; safety critical systems; workload assessment; human reliability assessment. He currently works as a Senior Consultant for Atkins in the defence and rail industries.
Keynote addresses and more than 100 papers from a conference of the Ergonomics Society, at the University of Hertfordshire, England, April 2005. The sections cover applications of ergonomics, air traffic control, cognitive ergonomics, defence, design, environmental ergonomics, ergonomics4schools, hospital ergonomics, inclusive design, methods and tools, occupational health and safety, slips, trips & falls and transport.