|Document ID (ISN)||106297|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Safety and human factors considerations in control rooms of oil and gas pipeline systems: Conceptual issues and practical observations
||1st quarter 2006, Vol.12, No.1, p.79-93. 49 ref.
||Oil and gas pipeline systems are run by human controllers who use computer-based workstations in control rooms. This article reviews human factor elements that could contribute to the lack of controller success in preventing or mitigating pipeline accidents. These elements exist in the work environment (e.g. shift hours, shift length, circadian rhythms, fatigue, ergonomics, workplace distractions) and in the design and operation of the computer system. This article discusses the critical effects of human and organizational factors and highlights the role of their interactions with automation in the safe operation of complex, large-scale pipeline systems. A case study demonstrates the critical role of human organizational factors in the control room of an oil and gas pipeline system.
||human factors; petroleum and natural gas industry; human failure; computer-assisted control
||automation; work organization; case study; shift work; vigilance tasks; man-computer interfaces; fatigue; psychology of work organization; ergonomics; hours of work; control panels and desks; piping
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Petroleum and natural gas industry