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Document ID (ISN)105078
CIS number 06-743
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Iglesias Baniela S., Louzán Lago F., Melón Rodríguez E.
Title The human factor and its influence on maritime safety
Original title El factor humano y su influencia en la seguridad marítima [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2005, Vol.5, No.1, p.41-49. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Based on an analysis of a number of maritime accidents, this article examines the influence of human factors on maritime safety. It defines types of human error and describes the interaction of humans, technology, the environment and organizational factors in the maritime system. Human factors that are relevant to maritime safety are highlighted: fatigue; inappropriate communication channels; poor technical knowledge in general; poor knowledge of ship systems; poor design of on-board automation; decisions taken on the basis of inappropriate or insufficient information; lack of standards, policies or practices; insufficient maintenance; lack of consciousness of the dangerous nature of the marine environment.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; sea transport; human factors
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; work organization; fatigue; information of personnel; conditions of work; preventive maintenance; vigilance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Psychological factors