The Red Wing Oil and Gas Health, Safety and Environmental Podcast took a road trip to College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.
On the show today is Dr. Thomas Ferris, Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Dr. Ferris is working on some very interesting research focused on “Cognitively Challenging Worker States.”
Regardless of where we work, we are constantly being bombarded with sensory inputs: Screens display visual information, alarms and PA systems assault our auditory systems, and tactile feedback gives us information when we can see or hear the information (think a cell phone’s vibration setting).
How, with all of this information do we manage and plan our work knowing that at some point all of the information we are trying to process will be too much and cause us to make a wrong decision?
Dr. Thomas Ferris and his team at Texas A&M University are doing a lot of both laboratory and field research to help companies help their employees’ process information and make informed and accurate decisions.
Click Play to Hear the Oil and Gas HSE Podcast Episode 59 – Texas A&M University Engineering
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To find out more about all of the research the Texas A&M University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is doing and how industry is using that research in practical applications, check out their website: http://engineering.tamu.edu/industrial
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If you would like to connect with Dr. Ferris, you can find him on LinkedIn.
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