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9. Integration of human factors into risk assessment and investigations (including Safety Management Systems)

Definition
Positioning human factors at the core of design, development, operation and investigation so that human factors is embedded in the activity throughout the lifecycle.

Consequences
Higher operational costs, poor usability and a higher cost of adding human factors later.

Introductory resources

Practical tools

Advanced resources

  • Human factors guidance for selecting appropriate maintenance strategies for safety in the offshore oil and gas industry, HSE RR 213, HSE Books (2004), ISBN 0 7176 2839 6 (http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/publish.htm).
  • Factoring the human into safety: Translating research into practice, Executive summary HSE RR 062, HSE Books (2003), ISBN 0 7176 62698 9. (http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/publish.htm).
  • Human factors integration: Implementation in the onshore and offshore industries, HSE RR 001, HSE Books (2002), ISBN 0 7176 2529 X (http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/publish.htm).  
  • Investigating chemical process incidents, Second edition, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2003), AIChemE, Park Avenue, New York 10016-5991, ISBN 0-8169-0897-4 (http://www.aiche.org/).
  • Root causes analysis: Literature review, Contract Research, HSE (2001), Report 325/2001 (http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/publish.htm).  
  • Barriers and accident pevention, Hollnagel, E.  (2004),École des Mines de Paris–Pôle Cindyniques, France,ISBN 978-0-7546-4301-2.  
  • Investigating human error: Incidents, accidents and complex systems, Strauch, B. (2004),Ashgate,ISBN 978-0-7546-4122-3


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