Category Name > Energy & Environment

Overview

This course studies human performance and its effect on the safety and reliability of systems.  Information about human abilities, limitations and other characteristics will be used to design jobs, equipment, work methods and environmental conditions that will optimize human productivity in occupational settings. Topic include engineering anthropometry, human information processing, biomechanics of motion and work posture, work physiology and human performance, thermal conditions (heat stress), the human visual system, vibration, illumination and indoor air quality (IAQ).

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:


Who should attend

TBA


Outline

Day 1:Overview and concepts of human factors

Human information processing:

Day2: Graphics, symbols, codes, displays and controls

Applied work physiology

Heat stress

Day 3: Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injuries

Engineering anthropometry and workspace design (seated sit-stand, standing and VDT workstations)

Day 4: Human Material Handling

Analysis and design of manual handling tasks

HF program management

Day 5:

Testing and Evaluation