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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Health, Safety, and Performance
Human-systems integration has wide applicability to efforts to improve health, increase safety, and improve performance. Examination of the interactions between individuals and other aspects of the system, such as tasks, technologies, and environments, can reveal faulty assumptions, unrecognized dangers or risks, as well as untapped areas of potential advancement. As seen below, BOHSI reports engage health, safety, and performance over a wide range of topics.

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Mine Safety cover   Improving Self Escape from Underground Coal Mines

Although recent advances in mining research and practices have improved the safety and health of underground coal miners and extensive rescue strategies are in place, more coordinated planning and training are needed to better prepare miners to escape in the event of a mine emergency.This report recommends essential components for improving miners' ability to "self-escape" using available resources to remove themselves from an underground mine during an emergency.  ? Read more
NIDRR_report_cover   Review of Disability and Rehabilitation Research: NIDRR Grantmaking Processes and Products

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is a federal agency that supports research and development designed to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. The committee made recommendations as to how NIDRR could improve the quality of outputs through clarifying expectations and including bibliometric analysis as part of performance measurement.  ? Read more
Designers Guide Cover   Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations

This booklet provides guidance and human factors design considerations that will help designers and developers create consumer health IT applications that are useful resources to achieve better health. ? Read more
Home Health Care Cover   Health Care Comes Home: The Human Factors

This report concludes that human factors can help improve health care in the home in four primary areas: health care technologies, caregivers in the home, residential environments for health care, and research and development. Improvement in these areas holds the promise of providing healthy living, comfort, and effective treatment to care recipients while lessening the burden on caregivers. ? Read more
Pilot Fatigue Cover   The Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue

The report concludes that there is potential for pilots to become fatigued from commuting, but insufficient evidence to determine the extent to which pilot commuting has been a safety risk.  The report then outlines potential next steps, including recommendations for regulatory or administrative actions, or further research by the FAA. ? Read more

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