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The Handbook of Operator Fatigue free pdf Fatigue is a recognized problem in many facets of the human enterprise. It is not confined to any one area of activity but enters all situations in which humans have to perform for extended intervals of time. Most problematic are the circumstances in which obligatory action is continuous and the results of failure are evidently serious or even catastrophic. Therefore, the modern media especially highlights fatigue-related failures in industries such as transportation, materials processing and healthcare. It can be, and indeed is, no coincidence that most of the spectacular failures in process control that have resulted in the world's largest industrial accidents have occurred in the small hours of the morning when the circadian rhythm is lowest and operator fatigue itself peaks. While there have been legislative efforts made at state, federal and international levels to regulate working hours of employees, the appropriate implementation of such legislation is still a long way off. "The Handbook of Operator Fatigue" provides a comprehensive account of the subject to serve as the definitive reference work for researchers, students and practitioners alike. The volume features 30 chapters written by experts from around the world to address each important facet of fatigue, including: the scale of the fatigue problem (Section I), the nature of fatigue (Section II), how to assess fatigue (Section III), the impact of fatigue on health (Section IV), fatigue in the workplace (Section V), the neurological basis of fatigue (VI), sleep disorders (VII), and the design of countermeasures to fatigue (VIII).

About Dr Paula A. Desmond

Gerald Matthews is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1984, and he has previously held faculty positions at Aston University and the University of Dundee in the UK. His research focuses on human performance, cognitive models of personality, the assessment of acute states of stress and fatigue, and emotional intelligence. He has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters on these topics. He has co-authored books on Attention and Emotion: A Clinical Perspective, Personality Traits, Human Performance: Cognition, Stress and Individual Differences and Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth. His book on Attention and Emotion won the 1998 British Psychological Society Book Award. He is also editor of Cognitive Science Perspectives on Personality and Emotion and co-editor of The Science of Emotional Intelligence. He has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Chair of the Individual Differences in Performance Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and President-Elect of the Traffic and Transportation Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology. He has acted as a consultant for several organizations, including Procter

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Author : Dr Paula A. Desmond
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 11 June 2010
ISBN : 0754675378
EAN : 9780754675372
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 450 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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