Human Factors

Human factors

The varieties of human work

Understanding and improving human work is relevant to most people in the world, and a number of professions are dedicated to improving human work (e.g. human factors/ergonomics, quality management, industrial/work/organizational psychology; management science). The...

Is ‘human error’ the handicap of human factors? A discussion among human factors specialists.

Following most major accidents, one phrase is almost guaranteed to headline in the popular press: ‘human error’. The concept...

Life After Human Error

By Steven Shorrock at Velocity Europe 2014

Systems Thinking for Safety: Ten Principles (A White Paper)

In September, a EUROCONTROL Network Manager White Paper was released, entitled Systems Thinking for Safety: Ten Principles. The White Paper...

The principles of punk rock at work

About the time I was born, a new musical genre emerged. Disillusioned with the rock music scene of the...