Accession Number:

ADA055776

Title:

Houston-Galveston Vessel Traffic Service Watchstander Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Apr-Dec 1977

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1978-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

A team of human factors specialists analyzed the performance of watchstanders in the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Center at Houston, TX. Data collected included copies of the centers forms and logs, records of watchstander activities for a total of fifteen hours of observation, timed measurements of typical watchstander activities and computer delays, records of twelve in-depth interviews with center personnel, stress questionnaires administered to nine watchstanders, and photographs of equipment and workspace layout. Analysis of the data yielded tentative models of time utilization and the relationship of activity to traffic load and sixteen suggestions for improving operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE