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Document ID (ISN)110789
CIS number 10-0396
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Deacon T., Amyotte P.R., Khan F.I.
Title Human error risk analysis in offshore emergencies
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.48, No.6, p.803-818. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Human factors play an important role in the completion of emergency procedures. Human factors analysis is rooted in the concept that humans make errors, and the frequency and consequences of these errors are related to work environment, work culture and procedures. This can be accounted for in the design of equipment, structures, processes, and procedures. As stress increases, the likelihood of human error also increases. Offshore installations are among the harshest and most stressful work environments. The consequences of human error in an offshore emergency can be severe. A method has been developed to evaluate the risk of human error during offshore emergency musters. Based on consequences from past incidents in the offshore industry and probabilities of human error, the level of risk and its tolerability are determined. Using the ARAMIS (accidental risk assessment methodology for industries) approach to safety barrier analysis, a protocol for choosing and evaluating safety measures to reduce and re-assess the risk was developed. The method is assessed using a case study, the Ocean Odyssey incident, to determine its effectiveness. The results of the methodology agree with the analysis of survivor experiences of the Ocean Odyssey incident.
Descriptors (primary) human factors; hazard evaluation; reliability; offshore oil extraction; human failure
Descriptors (secondary) accident-design relationship; evaluation of control measures; emergency organization; case study; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
First aid and emergency organization
Mining and quarrying