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  • Handbook of Cognitive Task Designby Erik Hollnagel

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 287.00

    This Handbook serves as a single source for theories, models, and methods related to cognitive task design. It provides the scientific and theoretical basis required by industrial and academic researchers, as well as the practical and methodological guidance needed by practitioners who face problems of building safe and effective human-technology... more...

  • Safer Complex Industrial Environmentsby Erik Hollnagel

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 79.95

    While a quick response can save you in a time of crisis, avoiding a crisis remains the best defense. When dealing with complex industrial systems, it has become increasingly obvious that preparedness requires a sophisticated understanding of human factors as they relate to the functional characteristics of socio-technology systems. Edited by industrial... more...

  • Barriers and Accident Preventionby Erik Hollnagel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Accidents are preventable, but only if they are correctly described and understood. Since the mid-1980s accidents have come to be seen as the consequence of complex interactions rather than simple threads of causes and effects. Yet progress in accident models has not been matched by advances in methods. The author's work in several fields (aviation,... more...

  • Safety-II in Practiceby Erik Hollnagel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Safety-I is defined as the freedom from unacceptable harm. The purpose of traditional safety management is therefore to find ways to ensure this ‘freedom’. But as socio-technical systems steadily have become larger and less tractable, this has become harder to do. Resilience engineering pointed out from the very beginning that resilient performance... more...

  • Joint Cognitive Systemsby Erik Hollnagel; David D. Woods

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 132.95

    Nothing has been more prolific over the past century than human/machine interaction. Automobiles, telephones, computers, manufacturing machines, robots, office equipment, machines large and small; all affect the very essence of our daily lives. However, this interaction has not always been efficient or easy and has at times turned fairly hazardous.... more...

  • Joint Cognitive Systemsby David D. Woods; Erik Hollnagel

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 132.95

    Our fascination with new technologies is based on the assumption that more powerful automation will overcome human limitations and make our systems 'faster, better, cheaper,' resulting in simple, easy tasks for people. But how does new technology and more powerful automation change our work? Research in Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) looks at... more...

  • Resilience Engineering in Practice, Volume 2by Christopher P. Nemeth; Erik Hollnagel

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 104.95

    This is the fifth book published within the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series. The first volume introduced resilience engineering broadly. The second and third volumes established the research foundation for the real-world applications that then were described in the fourth volume: Resilience Engineering in Practice. The current volume... more...

  • Resilience Engineering Perspectives, Volume 1by Christopher P. Nemeth; Erik Hollnagel

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 149.95

    In the resilience engineering approach to safety, failures and successes are seen as two different outcomes of the same underlying process, namely how people and organizations cope with complex, underspecified and therefore partly unpredictable work environments. Therefore safety can no longer be ensured by constraining performance and eliminating... more...

  • Resilience Engineering Perspectives, Volume 2by Erik Hollnagel; Christopher P. Nemeth

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 149.95

    Preparation and Restoration is the second volume of Resilience Engineering Perspectives within the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series. In four sections, it broadens participation of the field to include policy and organization studies, and articulates aspects of resilience beyond initial definitions: - Policy and Organization explores... more...

  • Resilient Health Care, Volume 2by Robert L. Wears; Erik Hollnagel

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 109.95

    Health systems everywhere are expected to meet increasing public and political demands for accessible, high-quality care. Policy-makers, managers, and clinicians use their best efforts to improve efficiency, safety, quality, and economic viability. One solution has been to mimic approaches that have been shown to work in other domains, such as quality... more...