This volume is concerned with the human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues related to the design of products, processes, and systems, as well as operation and management of business enterprises in both manufacturing and service sectors of contemporary industry. The book is organized into ten sections that focus on the following subject matters:

chapter 8|11 pages

Some metaphors of agile enterprise

chapter 31|7 pages

Human factors in oil refinery operation

chapter 41|11 pages

Contemporary aspects in design of work

chapter 50|11 pages

XDM - eXtensible Design Methods

chapter 51|10 pages

Competence profile of top-level controllers

chapter 58|7 pages

Impulse noise

chapter 65|9 pages

Psychosocial aspects of work

chapter 70|11 pages

HRA in China: Model and data

chapter 94|6 pages

OHSMS based on ergonomics and the BBS

chapter 108|11 pages

Hazard perceptions of consumer products

chapter 124|10 pages

Up-to-date personal protective equipment