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Document ID (ISN)102429
CIS number 03-1495
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2739-X
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 149
Author(s) Wright M., Bendig M., Hopkins C., Gall B., Holmes J., Landles L.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The promotion of human factors in the onshore and offshore hazardous industries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 121p. Illus. Price: GBP 20.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The HSE, in recognition of the role of human error in major accidents, aims to promote the application of human factors in the onshore and offshore chemical, oil and gas hazardous industries. This study explored duty holders awareness and attitudes towards human factors so as to understand how best to promote integration of human factors into major accident prevention. 141 structured phone interviews were carried out among operators and support service enterprises of hazardous onshore installations and offshore oil and gas platforms. It was found that duty holders lack a consistent understanding of human factors, mostly relying on intuitive presumptions of what is meant by "human factors". It is recommended that the HSE place more emphasis on human factors in their future guidance.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; human factors; risk awareness; offshore oil extraction; human failure; petroleum and natural gas industry; major hazards
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; safety consciousness; public OSH institutions; United Kingdom; responsibilities; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; plant safety organization; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Chemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Major hazards