Downloadable Resources


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Guidance and standards documents


CAL-OSHA A Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers (Rev 11, 1997)

CAL-OSHA Easy Ergonomics, A Practical Approach for Improving the Workplace (1999)

CAL-OSHA Fitting the Person to the Task - Ergonomics for Very Small Businesses (2000)

CCHS Inherently Safe Operations (ISO) Guidance Document

CNSC G-276 Human Factors Engineering Program Plans (2003)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 1 Introductions (1997)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 2 Body Size (1997)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 3 Strength & Stamina (1997)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 4 Workplace Design (1991)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 5 Stresses and Hazards (1992)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 7 Visual Displays (1996)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 8 Auditory Information (1989)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 9 Voice Communication (1991)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 10 Controls (1992)


DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 11 Design for Mantainability (1988)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 12 Systems (1989)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 13 Human Computer Interaction (1996)

DEF STAN 00-25 Human Factors for Designers of Equipment Pt. 14 Military Land Vehicle Design (2000)

DOD TG 220 Ergonomics in Action - General Program Management (1999)

DOD TG 220 Ergonomics in Action - Worksite Analysis (1999)

DOD VHA Patient Care Ergonomics Resource Guide - Safe Patient Handling and Movement (2001)

DOD-HDBK-743A Military Handbook Anthropometry of  U.S. Military Personnel (1991)

DOD-HDBK-791  Maintainability Design Techniques (1988)

DOE GPG-FM-027 Human Factors Engineering

DOE-HDBK-1140 Human Factors Ergonomics Handbook for the Design for Ease of Maintenance (2001)

DOE-STD-1029 DOE Writer's Guide for Technical Procedures (1992)

FAA AD-A286 864 Human Factors in the Design and Evaluation of Air Traffic Control Systems (1995)

FAA Human Factors Design Guide (1996)

FAA Human Factors Job Aid (1999)

FAA Human Factors Planning Guide

FDA Design Control Guidance for Medical Device Manufacturers (1997)

FDA Do It by Design - An Introduction to Human Factors in Medical Devices (1996)

FDA Draft Initial Report on Medical Device Labeling Health Care Practitioners’ Medical Device Information and Labeling Needs (1995)

FDA Draft Report on Medical Device Labeling Patients’ and Lay Caregivers’ Medical Device Information and Labeling Need (1999)

FDA Guidance on Medical Device Patient Labeling; Final Guidance for Industry and FDA Reviewer (2001)

FDA Guidance on Medical Device Use - Safety Incorporating Human Factors Engineering into Risk Management (2000)

FDA Human Factors Points to Consider for IDE Devices (1988)

FDA Human Factors Principles for Medical Device Labeling (1993)
FDA Pamphlet - Make Sure the Medical Device You Choose Is Designed for You (2000)

FDA Write It Right - Recommendations for Developing User Instructions Manual for Medical Devices Used in Home Health Care (1993)

IMIA WGP8 (00)E Human Factors in Engineering Risk

MIL-HDBK-470A Designing and Developing Maintainable Products and Systems Vol 1 (1995)

MIL-HDBK-759C Human Engineering Design Guidelines (1991)

MIL-HDBK-759C Human Engineering Design Guidelines Change Notice 1 (1997)

MIL-HDBK-764 System Safety Engineering Design Guide for Army Materiel (1990)

MIL-HDBK-1908A Definition of Human Factors Terms (1999)

MIL-HDBK-1908B Definition of Human Factors Terms (1999)

MIL-STD-1472D Human Engineering Design Criteria for Military Systems, Equipment and Facilities (1981)

MIL-STD-1472E Human Engineering (1996)

MIL-STD-1472E Human Engineering Design Standard N1 (1998)

MIL-STD-1472F Human Engineering (1999)

MIL-STD-1472G Human Engineering (2012)

MIL-STD-1695 Minimum Standards for Working Environment (1977)

MIL-STD-46855A Human Engineering Requirements for Military Systems, Equipment, and Facilities (2011)

NASA 3000 Man-Systems Integration Standards Volume_I (1995)

NASA 3000 Volume_II

NASA SP-2010-3407 REV1 Human Integration Design Handbook (2014)

NASA TP-2014-218556 Human Integration Design Processes (2014)

NASA-STD-3001,  Vol 1, Rev A C1 Crew Health (2015)

NASA-STD-3001, Vol 2, Rev A Human Factors, Habitability, and Environmental Health (2015)

NIOSH 97-117 Elements of Ergonomics Programs (1997)

NIOSH 2007-131 Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling (2007)

NORSOK S-002 Working Environment (2004)

NORSOK Standards for Use in the Oil & Gas Industry

NPD A Method for Reviewing Human Factors in Control Centre Design (2000)

NPD  A Method for Reviewing Human Factors in Control Centre Design (2001)

NUREG 0700, Rev 2 Human System Interface Design Review Guidelines

NUREG 0711, Rev 1 Human Factors Engineering Program Review Model

NUREG 0800 Standard Review Plan Sect. 18 Human Factors Engineering (2004)

UK HSE Inspecting Human Factors at COMAH Establishments - Operational Delivery Guide (2016)

US Army ARN940 DAPAM 40-21 Ergonomics Program (2018)

US Army CHPPM Bulletin - Ergonomics Makes Good Sense

US Army CHPPM Cumulative Trauma Disorders Handout

US Army CHPPM Ergonomics Program Self-Assessment Checklist

US Army CHPPM Information Bulletin Lifting Techniques

USAID Anthropometric Indicators Measurement Guide (Cogill, 2001)

WA DLI P417-129-000 Lessons for Lifting and Moving Materials (1996)