4. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Military systems, equipment and facilities shall provide work environments which foster effective procedures, work patterns, and personnel safety and health, and which minimize factors which degrade human performance or increase error. Design induced requirements for operator workload, accuracy, time constraint, mental processing, and communication shall not exceed operator capabilities. Design shall also minimize personnel and training requirements within the limits of time, cost, and performance trade-offs.
Controls, displays, marking, coding, labeling, and arrangement schemes (equipment and panel layout) shall be uniform for common functions of all equipment. Criterion for selecting off-the-shelf commercial or Government equipment shall be the degree to which the equipment conforms to this standard. Where off-the-shelf equipment requires modification in order to interface with other equipment, the modification shall be designed to comply with the criteria herein. Redesign of off-the-shelf equipment must have the approval of the procuring activity.
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This standard establishes general human engineering design criteria for military systems, subsystems, equipment and facilities.
The purpose of this standard is to present human engineering design criteria, principles, and practices to achieve mission success through integration of the human into the system, subsystem, equipment, and facility, and achieve effectiveness, simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and safety of system operation, training, and maintenance.
This standard is applicable to the design of all systems, subsystems, equipment and facilities, except where provisions relating to aircraft design conflict with crew system design requirements or guidelines of JSSG-2010. Nothing in this standard is to be construed as limiting the selection of hardware, materials, or processes to the specific items described herein. Unless otherwise stated in specific provisions, this standard applies to design of systems, subsystems, equipment and facilities for use by both men and women. This standard is not intended to be a criterion for limiting use of materiel already in the field in areas such as lift repetition or temperature exposure time. Where the procuring activity establishes use by male personnel exclusively, the paragraphs listed in Table I are changed as noted therein.