Definition of Human Factors Human factors is a multidisciplinary effort to generate and compile information about human capabilities and
limitations and apply that information to equipment , systems, software, facilities, procedures, jobs, environments, training, staff ing, and personnel management to produce safe, comfortable, and effective human performance. When human factors is applied early in the acquisition process, it enhances the probability of increased performance, safety, and productivity; decreased lifecy cle staffing and training costs; and becomes well-integrated into the programâ s stra tegy, planning, cost and schedule baselines, and technical tradeoffs. Changes i n operational, maintenance or design concepts during the later phases of a proje ct are expensive and entail high-risk program adjustments. Identifying lifecycl e costs and human performance components of system operation and maintenance dur ing requirements definition decreases program risks and long-term operations cos ts. Six Main Human Factors Topics 1) Human Behaviors: individual acknowledgement of the existence of human factors , which are circumstances that have the potential to affect individual self work performance and simultaneously impact interactive synergy with other individual s, which eventually shapes the overall conduct of safety efforts. 2) Design Ideologies: ordered plan structures, assistance tools and an approved standardized series of operating actions must offer a dependable medium with the human user and, under the relevant situations, provide functions that work safe ly even when they fail to work according to plan, capabilities to recover from f ailures caused by human users and shielding against detrimental impacts that can not be undone. 3) Human Performance Modeling: representation of realistic items, events or situ ations in a manner made easy for understanding as well as offering similar items , events or situations of the more complicated existent dimension that is easy f or comprehension. 4) Organizational and Human Performance: comprehending and knowledge of the mann er in which concerns of human factors are affected by their institutional perspe ctives and context. 5) Human Factors Training: both first-generation and revised tutelage on human b ehavioral issues are studied for both the managers and the users targeted, as we ll as recognizing the position enacted by supporting utilities in sustaining saf ety in daily operations. 6) Aeromedical: physiological issues that could affect operational safety.