James C. Miller

Biography

I provide consulting services based upon 40 years of applied research and development concerning human cognitive performance and fatigue. I've focused mainly on the measurement and analysis of human physical and cognitive performance in military and civil aviation; highway, rail and maritime transportation; and night and shift work. Operator fatigue has been at the center of my interests since my days as an Air Force pilot in the C-130E Hercules tactical transport in Vietnam. I'm also the author of "Fatigue" in McGraw-Hill's Controlling Pilot Error series (2001), and the ASIS CRISP report "Fatigue Effects and Countermeasures in 24/7 Security Operations" (2010).

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Mysteries. The process used by detectives in collecting clues (data), forming and testing hypotheses and finding the best answers to questions aligns with my interest in the scientific method. Also, local history. When I visit a new area, I enjoy reading about how it developed and the personalities involved.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle. I have over 130 books on my keyboard Kindle. I also do NY Times crossword puzzles on it. I use it at home and it travels with me.
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Books

Anatomy of a Fatigue-Related Accident
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Series: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Safety, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
How do you know whether human fatigue was a factor in causing an accident? The fatigue scorecard, scoring procedures and basic information about sleep, circadian rhythms and fatigue described here will help you decide. Seven fatigue indicators explained that raise “red flags” with respect to the likelihood that human performance may have been impaired by fatigue at the time of a mishap.
Fundamentals Of Shiftwork Scheduling, 3rd Edition: Fixing Stupid
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Series: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Safety, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,130. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management and human resources
This book is for shiftwork schedulers and for teams involved in fatigue risk management systems (FRMS) for 24/7 operations. The book covers shift lengths from four to 24 hours, and numbers of crews from one to five. Shift plan examples include 4-, 6-, 8- 12- and 24-hour shift lengths, split-crew plans, a plan for part-time workers, and eight-plus-twelve-hour shift length combination plans.
Shiftwork: An Annotated Bibliography
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Series: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Safety, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Work-related health
This book is an annotated bibliography with more than 680 references. The primary purpose of the book was to gather relevant literature from databases with comprehensive coverage. The references cited herein address the design of shiftwork schedules and the effects of shiftwork on safety, health and human performance in many work environments
Cognitive Performance Research at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, 1960-2009
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,840. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Research
One of the aeromedical research groups at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, focused on human cognitive performance. This historical review summarizes the work of that group from its founding through its closing, including biographies of scientists who influenced the group, the devices and techniques used by the group, and the group’s scientific contributions.

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