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Document ID (ISN)101541
CIS number 03-845
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2678-4
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 081
Author(s) Simpson G., Tunley C., Burton M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Development of human factors methods and associated standards for major hazard industries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. iv, 115p. Illus. 6 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr081.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of the proposed research was to develop guidelines to assist both inspectors and staff on chemical plants in assessing the management of human factor issues. The scope of work required the development of guidance information on five human factor aspects including procedures, availability of information, communications, emergency planning and accident investigation. These would then act as prototypes in developing additional topics. The guidance topics were selected following the application of an incident analysis process which provided an informed overview of the human factors issues that were influencing accidents in the chemical industry. A human factors analysis framework was developed and applied as part of this process.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; safety planning; major hazards; human factors
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; supply of information; report; United Kingdom
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Chemical industry
Safety programmes
Major hazards