Best Reference Books – Human Engineering and Safety

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Human Engineering and Safety subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Human Engineering and Safety along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Human Engineering and Safety subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Human Engineering and Safety" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Behaviour-Based Safety in Organizations: Life Before the Accident” by H L Kaila

“Behaviour-Based Safety in Organizations: Life Before the Accident” Book Review: This book is written for anyone looking for elaborate information about behaviour based safety in organisations. The author talks about how these methods can be implemented in an organization in this book. The author has collected the information based on experiential learning through conducting a number of BBS workshops and safety awareness surveys in Indian organizations. This book contains practical problems, BSS quizzes, checklists and material for BBS posters and banners for better understanding. It also contains pointers and summary sheets.

2. “Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective” by A Ian Glendon and Sharon Clarke

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“Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective” Book Review: This book is written for anyone looking for elaborate information about human safety and risk management. The author of this book examines the influence of individual factors on safety, as well as team and organizational factors at work, from a psychological perspective in this book. The changes in safety due to the changing workplace, globalization, and many more factors are also addressed in this book. This book also contains the current scientific research across a range of disciplines for better understanding. Topics like sensor technologies, sensing danger, error detection and many more are included in this book.

3. “International Health and Safety at Work: for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety” by Phil Hughes and Ed Ferrett

4. “Fire Safety and Risk Management: for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management” by Fire Protection Association

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“Fire Safety and Risk Management: for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management” Book Review: This book is written for professionals working in fields that require the usage of guns. This textbook is directly aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. Topics like fire behaviour, safety, management, risk assessment are elaborately explained in this book. The author also covers other topics like prevention and the changes to HSG65 and many more. The author guides the reader through the syllabus with references to legal frameworks and guidelines. This book also contains images, tables, case studies and key information for better understanding.

5. “Guide to Applying Human Factors Methods: Human Error and Accident Management in Safety-Critical Systems (Springer Professional Computing S)” by Pietro C Cacciabue

“Guide to Applying Human Factors Methods: Human Error and Accident Management in Safety-Critical Systems (Springer Professional Computing S)” Book Review: This book is written for anyone who uses HF in their everyday work. The author has included ready-to-use procedures and methods that can be applied to real-life problems. This book is divided into two parts. The first part of the book covered topics like theoretical framework, methods and techniques. The second part of the book contains four case studies that show how the framework and guidelines work in practice. The case studies included in this book are based on real-life projects carried out by the author for a major European railway system.

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6. “Safety-I and Safety-II: The Past and Future of Safety Management” by Erik Hollnagel

“Safety-I and Safety-II: The Past and Future of Safety Management” Book Review: This book is written for professionals who are responsible for their organisation’s safety, from strategic planning on the executive level to day-to-day operations in the field. The author puts forth two principles that can be followed to ensure safety in an organisation. Both the principles are analysed and explained in detail taking into consideration the past and future of safety management practices. The author makes use of common examples and cases from domains such as aviation, nuclear power production, process management and health care for the analysis. The author also explains the theoretical and practical consequences of the new perspective on the level of day-to-day operations as well as on the level of strategic management.

7. “Textiles and Human Thermophysiological Comfort in the Indoor Environment” by Radostina A Angelova

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“Textiles and Human Thermophysiological Comfort in the Indoor Environment” Book Review: This book is written for students and researchers working in the area of clothing comfort. The author talks about the role of indoor textiles and clothing as a barrier between the environment and the human body in this book. Topics like the use of textiles as an insulation barrier, study of heat and mass transfer processes through woven textiles and thermophysiological comfort under the influence of indoor environmental parameters, clothing insulation, and activity are elaborately explained in this book. A numerical investigation of the transport of air and heat through woven fabrics by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is also included in this book.

8. “Human Factors Issues in Handgun Safety and Forensics” by Hal W Hendrick and Paul Paradis

“Human Factors Issues in Handgun Safety and Forensics” Book Review: This book is written for professionals working in fields that require the usage of a handgun. It is also useful to people looking for information about handgun safety and forensics. The author talks about the numerous human factors in handgun design, training, and related human behavior in unintentional and inadvertent shooting incidents. Topics like ergonomics, statistics on shooting and reviews of actual cases are included in this book. The author also provides information on the importance of firearms safety training. An evaluation is done on various safety training programs as well. The book concludes with a summary and application of the previous topics to forensic and investigative settings. This book comes with a DVD that contains hundreds of color photos related to the topics covered in this book for better understanding.

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9. “Safety Management: Near Miss Identification, Recognition, and Investigation” by Ron C McKinnon
10. “Human Factors in Nuclear Safety” by Neville A Stanton
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