Issue 35 - Ergonomics and maintainability

22 Apr 2014 Issue 35 HE Alert Bulletin

...the study, design and maintenance of working environments for the benefit of the worker’s productivity, health, comfort and safety...

Bulletin Articles

01 Apr 2014

HE01235 - Framework for consideration of ergonomics and work environment

The full text of IMO MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.3, plus Alert! Issue No. 34 page 8 article: Onboard work and habitability environments, with links to reference documents.

HE Alert Article
01 Apr 2014

HE01245 - Designing efficient and safe machinery spaces for merchant ships: a human factors approach

This paper outlines the Bureau Veritas approach to the development of design requirements for machinery spaces and their arrangement onboard merchant ships. An important aspect of the work being carried out is the integration of users’ characteristics and requirements....

HE Alert Article
01 Apr 2014

HE01250 - The human element in safe shipping

Addresses need to address human element concerns in maritime systems. ABS human element-related topics include crew habitability, assessment of safety culture, identification of potential leading indicators of safety, mariner personal safety, & application of ergonomics to maritime environment.

HE Alert Article
01 Apr 2014

HE01240 - The values of ergonomics in ship design and operation

This study explores and disseminates the success factors of Usercentred Design (UCD) from which seafarers believe they can benefit as ship users.

HE Alert Article
21 Apr 2014

Taking into account human limitations in ship design

There are several design improvements that can minimize the possibility of human fatigue and stress.

HE Alert Article
23 Apr 2014

Taking a human-centred approach - Guides for ship designers and equipment manufacturers

The popular impression of the Human Element emphasises competence and leadership. These alone are not sufficient. We also need usable ships and systems.

HE Alert Article
25 Apr 2014

Issue 35 - Introduction

The Alert! cover story for this issue features a sad incident in which two crew members died because of a long-standing design flaw. In this issue of Alert! we are focussing on Ergonomics and Maintainability.

HE Alert Article
22 Apr 2014

Ergonomics and Maintainability

Ergonomics and the work environment Human-centered design best practice Habitability Fatigue mitigation

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