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SLE724 - Human Factors

Unit details

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Credit point(s):1
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EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

D Mann



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This unit covers both human factors and workplace control.  Major topics covered are the philosophy and principles of ergonomics, including fitting the task to the worker; applied occupational anthropometry and biomechanics and its application to hazards such a manual handling; work physiology and work rate assessment; the thermal environment, heat stress and heat stress indices including Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), the Heat Stress Index (HIS), predicted sweat rates and the ISO methods (ISO 7243 and ISO 7933); workplace lighting, glare and discomfort, task lighting and methods of assessment.  Control topics include the hierarchy of control, engineering controls and personal protective clothing and equipment.


Four assignments (10% each) 40%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a minimum mark of 50% in the examination and an overall mark of 50%.

Unit Fee Information

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