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Article ID: 717729

HFES Releases New Book Examining How to Conduct Task Analyses

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The latest book from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Task Analysis: How to Develop an Understanding of Work, is now available for purchase. It is the fourth installment of the Users’ Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods series. Authored by Jack Stuster, this book outlines five popular task analysis methods and addresses the necessity of studying complex operations.

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20-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717678

How Ergonomic Is Your Warehouse Job? Soon, an App Might Be Able to Tell You

University of Washington

Researchers at the UW have used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers and tell them how ergonomic their jobs are in real time.

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19-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Study: Increase in Employment Shows Strong Correlation to Spread of Influenza

Article ID: 717636

Study: Increase in Employment Shows Strong Correlation to Spread of Influenza

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Higher employment rates cause an increase in flu incidence, according to a new study.

Released:
19-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717353

Poor Fit Between Job Demands, Reasoning Abilities Associated with Chronic Health Conditions

American Psychological Association (APA)

Older workers whose reasoning abilities no longer allow them to meet the demands of their jobs may be more likely to develop chronic health conditions and retire early, which may not be ideal for the employee or employer, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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12-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717269

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by other people

Technical University of Munich

Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers.

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9-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 717258

Bigger Companies Score Higher on Total Worker Health Implementation

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Compared to small and "micro" businesses, larger companies have made more progress toward introducing the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach to worker health and safety, reports the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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9-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Sleep, snacks and shiftwork

Article ID: 717155

Sleep, snacks and shiftwork

University of South Australia

If you’re one of Australia’s 1.4 million shiftworkers, eating at irregular times is just par for the course – but have you ever stopped to think about the impact this might have on your body?

Released:
7-Aug-2019 9:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List

Article ID: 717126

Johns Hopkins APL Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has been named to the inaugural Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators list. APL’s history of solving tough technical problems dates back to 1942, when the Laboratory developed a variable timing fuze that revolutionized air defense and helped turn the tide of World War II. Today, the Lab’s work spans from deep sea to deep space, encompassing complex systems vital to national security and health, including breakthroughs in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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7-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Dirty laundry: Over-sensationalized scandal can actually be a job saver for strong performing leaders

Article ID: 717114

Dirty laundry: Over-sensationalized scandal can actually be a job saver for strong performing leaders

University of Notre Dame

A new study from the University of Notre Dame introduces the role of the “severity gap,” showing that when media or public perceptions of a scandal outpace its actual severity, strong-performing leaders are more likely to keep their jobs.

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7-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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