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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
Industry and Workforce Staffing and Systems
BOHSI seeks to help the nation meet its needs for more efficient and productive industry and workforce. BOHSI and other related reports engage such critical areas as organizational and behavioral modeling, identification of critical competencies and gaps, enhancing institutional support and training, as well as workplace and workforce development.


Related Reports
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
FAA Safety report cover Assessment of Staffing Needs of Systems Specialists in Aviation

The report commented on developing a staffing model for the 6,100 workers that maintain the National Airspace System (NAS). The committee evaluated the current staffing models and provided variables that should be included in a model that the Federal Aviation Administration will build to predict the future number of Airway Transportation System Specialists.  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

Other Reports of Interest

Issues in Commuting and Pilot FatigueInterim Report  (BOHSI)

The potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance is well established. Concern about this potential in the aviation context extends back decades, with both airlines and pilots agreeing... Read more

Behavioral Modeling and SimulationFrom Individuals to Societies  (BBCSS)

Today's military missions have shifted away from fighting nation states using conventional weapons toward combating insurgents and terrorist networks in a battlespace in which the attitudes and... Read more

Dynamic Social Network Modeling and AnalysisWorkshop Summary and Papers  (BOHSI)

In the summer of 2002, the Office of Naval Research asked the Committee on Human Factors to hold a workshop on dynamic social network and analysis. The primary purpose of the workshop was to bring... Read more

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the WorkplaceLow Back and Upper Extremities  (BOHSI)

Every year workers' low-back, hand, and arm problems lead to time away from jobs and reduce the nation's economic productivity. The connection of these problems to workplace activities-from carrying... Read more

Work-Related Musculoskeletal DisordersReport, Workshop Summary, and Workshop Papers  (BOHSI)

Estimated costs associated with lost days and compensation claims related to musculoskeletal disorders-including back pains and repetitive motion injuries-range from $13 billion to $20 billion... Read more

Work-Related Musculoskeletal DisordersA Review of the Evidence  (BOHSI)

In May 1998 the National Institutes of Health asked the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council to assemble a group of experts to examine the scientific literature relevant to... Read more

Modeling Human and Organizational BehaviorApplication to Military Simulations  (BOHSI)

Simulations are widely used in the military for training personnel, analyzing proposed equipment, and rehearsing missions, and these simulations need realistic models of human behavior. This book... Read more

The Future of Air Traffic ControlHuman Operators and Automation  (BOHSI)

Automation in air traffic control may increase efficiency, but it also raises questions about adequate human control over automated systems. Following on the panel's first volume on air traffic... Read more

The Case For Human Factors in Industry and GovernmentReport of a Workshop  (BOHSI)

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Representing Human Behavior in Military SimulationsInterim Report  (BOHSI)

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Flight to the FutureHuman Factors in Air Traffic Control  (BOHSI)

Despite the strong safety record of the national airspace system, serious disruptions occasionally occur, often as a result of outdated or failed equipment. Under these circumstances, safety relies on... Read more

Enhancing Organizational Performance  (CBASSE)

Total quality management (TQM), reengineering, the workplace of the twenty-first century--the 1990s have brought a sense of urgency to organizations to change or face stagnation and decline, according... Read more

Organizational LinkagesUnderstanding the Productivity Paradox  (BOHSI)

By one analysis, a 12 percent annual increase in data processing budgets for U.S. corporations has yielded annual productivity gains of less than 2 percent. Why? This timely book provides some... Read more

Workload TransitionImplications for Individual and Team Performance  (BOHSI)

Workload transition is a potentially crucial problem in work situations wherein operators are faced with abrupt changes in task demands. People involved include military combat personnel, air-traffic... Read more

Human Factors Specialists'Education and UtilizationResults of a Survey  (BOHSI)

Does the education given by the nation's human factors graduate training programs meet the skill and knowledge needs of today's employers? Can the supply of trained human factors specialists be... Read more

Quantitative Modeling of Human Performance in Complex, Dynamic Systems  (BOHSI)

This book describes and evaluates existing models of human performance and their use in the design and evaluation of new human-technology systems. Its primary focus is on the modeling of system... Read more

Distributed Decision MakingReport of a Workshop  (BOHSI)

Decision making in today's organizations is often distributed widely and usually supported by such technologies as satellite communications, electronic messaging, teleconferencing, and shared data... Read more

Enhancing Human PerformanceBackground Papers, Social Processes  (CBASSE)

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