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- IEA Technical Committee for Aerospace Human Factors and Ergonomics
- Specialized Journals and Newsletters
- Interesting Articles
- Interesting Reports
- Database
- Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics
- The AHFEI Proceedings on CD is now available
- Sponsorship of AHFE International 2010
- Contribute to the Applied Ergonomics International NEWS
- About Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

 

 

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The Technical Committee for Aerospace Human Factors and Ergonomics of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

TCASHFE mission is to promote the development of Human Factors/Ergonomics in aerospace and the application of derived knowledge, methods and tools for the betterment of research, and educational and professional services worldwide. In particular, it focuses on aviation and space systems, including aircraft and spacecraft design, the activities of system development, operations (whether on the ground or in air or space), maintenance, regulation, and training.

Goals and objectives:
TCASHFE goals are the following: help address various scientific issues within aerospace, cooperate across disciplines to advance the state-of-the-art of knowledge and applications, and to set standards for society and industry use.

A main goal is to rationalize what is currently being done in the world in aeronautics and space with respect to human factors and ergonomics (HFE). Air and space are special domains where human beings have special relations with appropriate machines. Human-machine interaction in aerospace systems relates to safety, performance, and comfort. HFE should then be analyzed with respect to these three dimensions.
We will try to establish a basis for taking into account human factors and use cognitive ergonomics and engineering more effectively and widely during aerospace lifecycles. Human factors people and cognitive engineers are often too involved or too late to have any real effective say in the design, and thus can only apply “band-aids” to fundamentally broken systems. This poses two challenges for our community: (1) getting the broader engineering design communities to include us more substantially in all stages of design and (2) our own community figuring out what we would do with such an opportunity, since the dominance of our methods focus more on evaluation of identifying problems, often leaving the solutions to these problems to only be inferred rather than systematically designed.
Organizational structure
The TCASHFE is organized into working groups (WG) related to timely, relevant, important and inescapable topics. These WG will be set up with respect to the motivation, leadership, and availability of the WG leaders. The WG leader reports to the TC Chair.

Guy A. Boy, Chair Email: gboy@ihmc.us


 

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 52, Number 3, March 2009.
http://www.hfes.org/Web/BulletinPdf/0309bulletin.pdf

“IEA Newsletter from the IEA President,” 32 February 2009.
http://iea.cc/upload/IEA%20Newsletter%20Number%2032%20%20-%20February%202009.pdf

“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 90, March 2009.
http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/90DODEWGNews.pdf


Interesting Articles

"Despite Challenges, Doctors Take Digital Plunge," NPR.org, March 25, 2009
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102333325

"Children's Health Study Links Anesthesia To Learning Disabilities," NPR.org, March 25, 2009
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102306350

"Smart People Really Do Think Faster," NPR.org, March 20, 2009
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102169531

“Can Fearful Memories Be Erased?,” NPR.org, March 13, 2009
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101868285

“Low back pain,” Cnn.Com, March 25, 2009
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2009/03/25/fortin.hm.aching.back.cnn

“Brain differences show risk for depression,” msnbc.Com, March 24, 2009
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29859170/

"Investigators Find Source of Many Foods Untraceable," nytimes.com, March 25, 2009.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/health/policy/26fda.html?_r=1&ref=health

'Online Age Quiz Is a Window for Drug Makers, " nytimes.com, March 25, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/technology/internet/26privacy.html?ref=health


Interesting Reports

“European workers face new and increasing health risks from hazardous substances,” European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, March, 23 2008.
http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/TE3008390ENC_chemical_risks/view

“Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Working Above Fire-Damaged Floors,” NIOSH Publication No. 2009-114.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2009-114/default.html

“Report - Protecting workers in hotels, restaurants and catering,” European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, July, 07 2008.
http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/TE7007132ENC_horeca/view

Upcoming Events and Conferences 2009

22 - 23 April 2009, IEEE The Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, London, UK.
http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/page.php?s=6&p=172

Database

CISDOC - Occupational Safety and Health database
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/cisdoc/index_html?p_lang=e

AirDisaster.Com Accident Database
http://www.airdisaster.com/

Announcements

Call for Papers, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Special Issue on eHealth and Services Computing in Healthcare,
http://www.jtaer.com

The AHFEI Proceedings on CD is now available, Order it Now

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Sponsorship of the AE International 2010 Conference

Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the conference are welcome to contact Dr. Abbas Moallem (Abbas.Moallem@sjsu.edu).


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