HUMAN FACTORS

Under the leadership of Dr. Russ Brown and with more than 20 years experience in human-computer interface (HCI) design and evaluation, Adventis Nuclear offers expert Human Factors staffing solutions in user interaction, system usability and human factors engineering. Dr. Brown provides specific expertise in human-computer interaction, task analysis, error analysis and reduction Chalk River nuclear

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The Interaction of Human Factors

People: Individual factors Knowledge, expectations, attention, goals, health, fatigue, age, culture, body size, strength, stress. Workplaces: Workplace Design Facility layout, workstation configuration, accessibility. Equipment Design Displays, controls, interface, feedback, warning systems, ease of use. Work Environment Noise, vibration, lighting, temperature, chemical exposure. Management: Systems Organizational Management Organization of work, policies, management decisions Job Design Work

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Ontario Power Generation, Pickering

Traditional control panel—Hired to design the control panel of the Auxiliary Power System (APS) for OPG’s Pickering reactors. The APS was a different generation of technology, which had to fit in with the traditional system and procedures. The biggest challenge turned out to be education and buy-in to a new technology controlled with older manual

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Bruce Power, Ontario

Computer interface design for a nuclear reactor sub-system—Under contract to SNC LAVALIN Nuclear, Developed a state-of-the-art interface that won overwhelming acceptance from the operators. By using subtle grays for the structure, tanks, etc, colour was reserved for process values and alarms. The resulting interface is extremely easy to scan while monitoring normal operations as all

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Human Factors Engineering Specialists

PHA Facilitator various Canadian Integrated Oil Companies MASTER VENDOR PROGRAM Project Lead, 3-year program in Human Factors issues in Pipeline Damage Co-author, Canadian Standards Association Human Factors Standards for Pipelines IAuthor, Outcomy Corp, computer-based training in Human Factors Engineering – 1968 – 1972 Ministry of National Defence Defence Scientist – Responsible for the HF evaluation

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