Length: 2 Days
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Human Factors Engineering Workshop

Human Factors Engineering Workshop is a 2-day hands-on training that focuses on the use of human factors engineering methods to identify and mitigate system problems that cause human errors and safety hazards in complex systems and system of systems. Basic principles and a variety of human factors tools are discussed and demonstrated through hands-on exercises, case studies and examples.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Appropriately define the term human factors.
  • Recognize and explain how human factors are used in developing complex systems and systems of systems (SoS).
  • Apply human factors methods to proactively identify contributing factors applied to broken systems.
  • Plan an approach to fix the identified human factors in the broken system with the goal of reducing human errors and improving organizational performance.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for professionals including executives, quality improvement professionals, engineers, ergonomists, programmers, risk managers, regulatory affairs specialists, government agency personnel, and anyone involved in developing, evaluating, approving or procuring systems impacted with human factors.

Topics Covered

  • The key concepts behind human factors
  • The importance of human factors
  • A system thinking approach to investigating and mitigating errors caused by human factors
  • Human factors engineering and information technology
  • Eliminating and mitigating hazards through human factors
  • Introduction to human factors methodologies: interface analysis, brainstorming, interviews, observations, task analysis, usability testing, hazard identification and analysis, and JAD workshops.

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