Quarterly Report of RTRI
Online ISSN : 1880-1765
Print ISSN : 0033-9008
ISSN-L : 0033-9008
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Recent Topics on Human Science Research
Koji OMINO
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2015 Volume 56 Issue 1 Pages 10-14

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The Human Science Division of the Railway Technical Research Institute comprises 4 laboratories: Safety Psychology, Ergonomics, Safety Analysis and Biotechnology, and has been conducting human scientific research to improve the safety/comfort of railways linked to issues such as psychological aptitude tests, human error prevention, driver support, abnormality/accident handling, ride comfort, risk assessment, and user environments. This paper outlines recent topics related to human science research of safety administration support, education and training, improvement of the on-board environment and other environmental investigations.

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