Integrating User-Centered Design Into the Sylvester Firefighter Cancer Initiative’s Personal Exposure Reporter

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Abstract

Firefighters are potentially exposed to many carcinogens in their work. Collection of occupational hazard exposure data offers firefighters greater awareness of their health and wellness and analysis of the data provides researchers opportunities to identify firefighters’ specific health risks. The University of Miami’s Firefighters’ Cancer Initiative conducted user-centered design research with 450 Florida firefighters to develop and implement the Personal Exposure Reporter system for firefighters. Responses after product launch suggest that the system is well received and allows firefighters to successfully submit incident exposure information. The Personal Exposure Reporter will help both firefighters and cancer researchers better understand and address cancer risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalErgonomics in Design
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • exposure reporting
  • health systems
  • occupational safety
  • product design
  • user-centered design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Engineering(all)

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