Human-System Interaction Design Requirements to Improve Machinery and Systems Safety

  • Peter NickelEmail author
  • Peter Bärenz
  • Siegfried Radandt
  • Michael Wichtl
  • Urs Kaufmann
  • Luigi Monica
  • Hans-Jürgen Bischoff
  • Manobhiram Nellutla
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 969)


The Human-System Interaction (HSI) approach focuses on analysis, design, and evaluation of work systems for humans to interact with technical systems ergonomically designed for human use. An initial framework is developed for human factors and ergonomics (HFE) design requirements with regard to occupational safety and health (OSH). The framework refers to concept, criteria and intended user populations in work systems design. Some future work systems in industry 4.0 and cyber-physical systems call for emphasising human information processing with interchange of information variable and dynamic in quantity, quality and time. Taking into account new solutions and challenges in digital manufacturing, selected requirements, explanations, examples and references should inform manufacturers and health and safety experts at the shop floor level about HFE and OSH. Information presented at an internet platform, should assist in how to integrate these factors into construction of machinery or other technical installations, in workplace, equipment and software design and for practical use in HSI.


Work systems design Occupational safety and health Human factors Digital manufacturing Design criteria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Nickel
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Peter Bärenz
    • 1
    • 3
  • Siegfried Radandt
    • 1
    • 4
  • Michael Wichtl
    • 1
    • 5
  • Urs Kaufmann
    • 1
    • 6
  • Luigi Monica
    • 1
    • 7
  • Hans-Jürgen Bischoff
    • 1
    • 4
  • Manobhiram Nellutla
    • 1
    • 8
  1. 1.ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety, WG Human Factors, Ergonomics and Safe MachinesMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)Sankt AugustinGermany
  3. 3.Research Centre for Applied System Safety and Industrial Medicine (FSA)MannheimGermany
  4. 4.International Social Security Association, ISSA-Section Machine and System SafetyMannheimGermany
  5. 5.Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board (AUVA)ViennaAustria
  6. 6.Swiss Insurance Institution for Occupational Safety and Health (SUVA)LucerneSwitzerland
  7. 7.Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL)RomeItaly
  8. 8.Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BCChilliwackCanada

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