Marine Technical Note: No.3/14 - A static approach to work practices in a dynamic socio-technical reality – the changes in work demand of Marine Engineers
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In pursuit of its aims to improve safety and operational efficiency and reduce the risk of operational incidents the Human Element Working Group of IMarEST invited Dr Monica Lundh of Chalmers University to write a paper reviewing the current status of engine room and control room design and commenting on the challenges faced by sea-going engineers today due to changes in technology, increased use of software and electronics and the associated difficulties of maintaining marine equipment.
Having served 11 years as a marine engineer in the Swedish Merchant Navy and taught at the Department of Shipping and Marine Technology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg since 1992, Monica is currently responsible for the University’s research into engine room ergonomics and safety and has presented several papers at various International conferences.
Dr Lundh’s paper A static approach to work practices in a dynamic socio-technical reality – the changes in work demand of Marine Engineers is now published as a Marine Technical Note. We invite comments on the paper from members and encourage members to forward articles and papers on human element issues for consideration of publication.