Following is a list of websites and references that are good sources of information on human factors.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
There are a number of human factors resources within the FAA. The most direct link for aviation maintenance human factors is the FAA Human Factors website at https://hfskyway.faa.gov. It offers document access and services, including most of the FAA maintenance human factors documents dating back to the 1988 start of FAA’s maintenance human factors research and development program. New documents include videos, PowerPoint presentations, and other media.
FAA’s Maintenance Fatigue Section
The FAA has sponsored a multi-disciplinary subject matter expert work group involving industry, labor, research, and government to investigate the issues associated with maintenance fatigue, and the practical science-based methods that can be used to manage fatigue risk. For more information, visit the website at www.mxfatigue.com.
FAA Safety Team
The FAA Safety Team has a dedicated website that provides up-to-date information safety concerns, upcoming seminars, featured courses and resources. For more information, visit the website at www.faasafety.gov.
Decoding Human Factors
Decoding Human Factors Aviation Safety Training, Consulting and Support provides a repository of human factors and safety management system educational material.
The website also provides the latest news in human factors, as well as the Aviation Human Factors Industry Newsletter. For more information, visit their website at www.decodinghumanfactors.com.
System Safety Services
The mission of System Safety Services is to assist clients in developing the best possible safety system to meet their needs. They have an experienced and professional team of individuals with years of experience in aviation and human factors. The website provides a lot of information on human factors including articles, upcoming events, presentations, safety videos, training aids and workshops. For more information, visit their website at www.system-safety.com.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is the only organization in the United States dedicated specifically to the human factors profession. The HFES was formed in 1957 and typically maintains about 5,000 members. For more information, visit their website at www.hfes.org.
International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) is a federation of over 40 ergonomics and human factors societies located all over the world. All members of the HFES are automatically also members of the IEA. The main contact point within the IEA is through the office of their Secretary General. For more information, visit their website at www.iea.cc.