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Lecture 7

Management and Organizational Studies 1022F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Intelligence Quotient, Machismo, Circadian Rhythm


Department
Management and Organizational Studies
Course Code
MOS 1022F/G
Professor
Suzanne Kearns
Lecture
7

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Human Factors
The Study of all aspects of human beings
Physical
Psychological
Emotional
IMSAFE Checklist
I-Illness
o There has been a ‘macho’ culture in aviation to ‘tough it out’
However, untreated cold can reduce reaction time b
much as 75%
o Attitudes toward illness are slowly changing
o Mental illness must also be considered
M-Medication
o Self-diagnosis with over-the-counter cough, cold and pain
medication
Tough it out
Fear of losing aviation medical
o OTC medication can significantly reduce your pilot skills
S-Stress
o Environmental
Temperature, noise, vibrations and lighting.
o Psychological
Fear, anxiety, peer pressure
o Impacts ability to pilot aircraft safety
Inability to concentrate, headache or stomach pain
A-Alcohol
o No person shall act as a crew member of an aircraft
Within 8 hours after consuming an alcoholic beverage
While under the influence of alcohol
While using any drug that impairs the person’s
faculties to the extent that the safety of the aircraft or
of persons on board the aircraft is endangered in any
way
o Body metabolizes alcohol at a rate of approximately
0.015(BAC) per hour
F-Fatigue
o Nature of the occupation
High workload, monotonous activities, jet lag
o Detrimental effects on performance
Reduced attention/decreased concentration
Increased errors/long response time
Greater risk acceptance
o Fatigue results from sleep loss and disrupted circadian
rhythms
Natural 24 hour biological clock
Impacts appetite, mood and energy levels
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