Many of the Human Factors research collaborations have been with Drs. S. Camille Peres and Ranjana K. Mehta with Texas A&M’s department of Environmental and Occupational Health and faculty with the Industrial and System Engineering and focus on:
- Methods for facilitating worker comprehension and adherence to procedures
- Fatigue assessment in the energy and petrochemical industries
- Assessments of risks regarding human factors in offshore environments
What is Human Factors (or Ergonomics)?
Adapted from hfes.org
Scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system. The profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.
Human Factors scientists and professionals contribute to the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities, and limitations of people. This results in human performance that is more effective, efficient, pleasant, and safer.
List of Center Publications:
- Neville, Timothy J., et al. “Assessing procedure adherence under training conditions in high risk industrial operations.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Vol. 62. No. 1. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, 2018. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1541931218621362
- Kannan, Pranav, M. Sam Mannan, and R. M. Mehta. “The State of Fatigue Assessment and Management in Offshore Oil and Gas Industry: A Systematic Review.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Vol. 62. No. 1. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, 2018. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1541931218621203
- Son, Changwon, et al. “An Episode as a Trace of Resilient Performance in Large-Scale Incident Management Systems.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Vol. 62. No. 1. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, 2018.https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1541931218621178
- Sasangohar, Farzan, et al. “Investigating written procedures in process safety: Qualitative data analysis of interviews from high risk facilities.” Process Safety and Environmental Protection 113 (2018): 30-39. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0957582017303130