Human Performance and Limitations in Aviation

Author: R. D. Campbell,Michael Bagshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405147342

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Human error is cited as a major cause in over 70% of accidents, andit is widely agreed that a better understanding of humancapabilities and limitations - both physical and psychological -would help reduce human error and improve flight safety. This book was first published when the UK Civil AviationAuthority introduced an examination in human performance andlimitations for all private and professional pilot licences. Nowthe Joint Aviation Authorities of Europe have published a newsyllabus as part of their Joint Aviation Requirements for FlightCrew Licensing. The book has been completely revised and rewritten to takeaccount of the new syllabus. The coverage of basic aviationpsychology has been greatly expanded, and the section on aviationphysiology now includes topics on the high altitude environment andon health maintenance. Throughout, the text avoids excessive jargonand technical language. "There is no doubt that this book provides an excellent basicunderstanding of the human body, its limitations, the psychologicalprocesses and how they interact with the aviation environment. I amcurrently studying for my ATPL Ground Exams and I found this bookto be an invaluable aid. It is equally useful for those studyingfor the PPL and for all pilots who would like to be reminded oftheir physiological and psychological limitations." –General Aviation, June 2002
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Travel Medicine

Author: J. S. Keystone,Phyllis Kozarsky,David O. Freedman, M.D.,Bradley A. Connor, M.D.

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455710768

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 552

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Travel Medicine, 3rd Edition, by Dr. Jay S. Keystone, Dr. Phyllis E. Kozarsky, Dr. David O. Freedman, Dr. Hans D. Nothdruft, and Dr. Bradley A. Connor, prepares you and your patients for any travel-related illness they may encounter. Consult this one-stop resource for best practices on everything from immunizations and pre-travel advice to essential post-travel screening. From domestic cruises to far-flung destinations, this highly regarded guide offers a wealth of practical guidance on all aspects of travel medicine. Benefit from the advice of international experts on the full range of travel-related illnesses, including cruise travel, bird flu, SARS, traveler's diarrhea, malaria, environmental problems, and much more. Prepare for the travel medicine examination with convenient cross references for the ISTM "body of knowledge" to specific chapters and/or passages in the book. Search the complete text and download images at expertconsult.com. Effectively protect your patients before they travel with new information on immunizations and emerging and re-emerging disease strains, including traveler's thrombosis. Update your knowledge of remote destinations and the unique perils they present. Stay abreast of best practices for key patient populations, with new chapters on the migrant patient, humanitarian aid workers, medical tourism, and mass gatherings, as well as updated information on pediatric and adolescent patients.
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Climatology for Airline Pilots

Author: Roy Quantick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470698470

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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Climatology - particularly the study of difficult and demanding weather conditions - is of major importance to pilots now that aeroplanes fly over previously unavailable routes such as the North Pole and take direct routes over very large oceans. Existing books on climatology address physical, biological or cultural environments and do not supply adequate information for the pilot. Nor do the present books on aviation meteorology provide sufficient detail on subjects such as arid climates, tropical storms and upper tropospheric winds and temperatures. This new book concentrates on aspects of climatology that are important for modern aviation, including temperature, precipitation, solar radiation, winds and regional climatic environments from around the world. Although the book has been written with the airline pilot in mind, it will also be an essential reference for Air Transport Pilot Licence training staff and for ATPL students. It will also be of interest to operational route planning staff and students of climatology.
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Individual Latent Error Detection (I-LED)

Making Systems Safer

Author: Justin R.E. Saward,Neville A. Stanton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351056697

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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Undetected human error in aircraft maintenance creates a latent error condition that can contribute to undesirable outcomes. Individual Latent Error Detection (I-LED) acts as an additional system safety control that helps an engineer recall past errors through environmental cues. This book addresses a gap in the human factors research and current safety strategies by exploring the nature and extent of I-LED and its benefit to safety resilience. The book will describe the I-LED concept using a systems perspective and propose practical interventions to be integrated within existing safety systems as an additional control to enhance resilience against human performance variability. Provides a new view of total safety based on enhanced resilience provided through the integration of I-LED interventions within existing safety systems Offers an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of spontaneous recall of past event, leading to error detection and recovery of latent error conditions Discusses the application of Human Factors methods to conduct real-world observations in maintenance environments Describes the application of the systems view of human error to applied research Presents cost versus benefit analysis of safety interventions targeting latent error conditions
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Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Author: Gavriel Salvendy

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2160

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Much has changed in the ten years since the publication of the first edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Historic breakthroughs in digital and telecommunications technology and software design have given rise to a fast-paced environment in which humans and machines interact with a transparency and level of sophistication undreamed of just a decade ago. At the same time, new materials and design innovations have helped to make the workplace safer, happier, and more productive. Ongoing advances in the fields of human factors and ergonomics have been fundamental to this amazing progress, and the first edition of this book has had a vital role to play in precipitating these advances. The publication of this Second Edition is very timely, with practical knowledge and technical background on virtually all aspects of physical, cognitive, and social ergonomics. As John F. Smith, Jr., Chairman, CEO, and President of General Motors writes in the Foreword, this book "can be a valuable source of information for any individual or organization committed to providing competitive, high-quality products and safe, productive work environments." Completely revised, updated, and containing 23 entirely new chapters, Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition offers readers by far the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art coverage of all aspects of the field. In orchestrating this book, Dr. Salvendy invited contributions from more than 100 of the foremost authorities around the world. Each of its 60 chapters was reviewed by an international advisory panel comprised of some of today's leading figures in human factors and ergonomics. While each chapter establishes the theoretical and empirical foundations of the subject under discussion, the book's approach is primarily applications-oriented. Hence throughout readers will find case studies, examples, figures, and tables that optimize the usability of the material presented. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition is certain to have as profound an impact on the evolution of the science of designing for human use as did its predecessor. It is an indispensable tool for human factors and ergonomics specialists, safety and industrial hygiene professionals and engineers, human resource professionals and managers in manufacturing and service industries, and for educational institutions and government. Over the past decade, human factors and ergonomics have come to play an ever more prominent role in everything from product design to productivity management. And no single book has done more to help precipitate their rise to prominence than the first edition of this handbook. Revised and updated to reflect the many important advances that have taken place in the field over the past decade, Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition repeats the success of its predecessor. It brings you: * Contributions from more than 100 recognized international experts * The most up-to-date coverage of equipment, workplace, and job design; design for health and safety; evaluation methodologies; and human-computer interaction * Completely revised and updated material, including 23 new chapters * Theoretical and empirical foundations of every subject * An applications-oriented approach packed with case studies, examples, figures, and tables
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