The Operator in Focus - Using an Intelligent and Smart Ergonomic Workplace
The "Human Factor" Element
Industries have for many years been focusing on the automation process rather than the human that makes the critical decisions when something out of the ordinary occurs. It has been found, after countless accidents and incidents, some including fatalities, that it is the actions (or sometimes the lack of action) of the system users who more often than not are the actual pre-cursors to the events actually occurring. In the US alone it is estimated that over $20Bn (or 3% – 8% of industrial output) is lost due to unplanned downtime.