HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
HUMAN FACTORS AND THE MILITARY
explain how the human fits into man-machine systems (Lessons 21-35).
final five lessons will detail how human factors concepts are applied in the
Lesson 36 will review the major military standards and
specifications which have been referenced throughout the course; a detailed
bibliography is presented in your supplement beginning on Page 164.
Lesson 37 will review how human factors engineering takes place. You
will also be presented an overview of the purpose and function of various
military human factors organizations.
In addition, some of the more
prominent civilian organizations will be examined.
Lesson 38 and 39 will present you with the opportunity to apply much
of the knowledge you have gained throughout the course. You will be taken
through the process of acquiring a major system and you will see how the
human factors specialist applies his skills.
Lesson 40 will be our equivalent to a final exam.
however, will not be to grade you, but rather to help integrate all the
topics studied in the previous lessons.
Before we start, make sure you have the following documents:
These publications are all important reference documents for anyone
working in the human factors area within the military. We hope that by now
you are at least familiar with all of them. The purpose of this lesson is
to present you with greater detail concerning their use and value as human
factors resource materials.
In addition, be sure you have your supplement, since there are copies
of some important documents there also.
Let's first examine AR 602-1.
Do you recall the main thrust of this
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