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Human Systems Integration (HSI) incorporates knowledge of human
capabilities and limitations into systems to make them more efficient,
effective and safe. During system acquisition, HSI seeks to balance human
capabilities and limitations with the affordances and constraints presented
by system technology in order to accomplish system objectives. HSI considers
all human roles in the system such as the operator, maintainer, trainer,
designer, etc. HSI offers a unique value proposition to the Coast Guard by
systematic consideration of the human as an element of total systems
performance, providing program managers with the information to improve
human-technology integration when design changes are most cost effective.
HSI considerations are categorized into eight domains:& manpower, personnel,
training, human factors engineering, environment, safety, occupational
health hazards, and personnel survivability. The Coast Guard integrates these domains to create four teams: Human Factors Engineering, Manpower and
Personnel, Human Performance Support and
Training, and System Safety.