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Document ID (ISN)106372
CIS number 07-492
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Khan F.I., Amyotte P.R., DiMattia D.G.
Title HEPI: A new tool for human error probability calculation for offshore operation
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.44, No.4, p.313-334. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract Offshore operations are particularly susceptible to human error because of the complex working environment. There is a need to provide techniques of human error quantification that can be embedded in the main framework of quantitative risk assessments. This article describes a new human error probability index (HEPI) based on the SLIM (success likelihood index methodology) approach. The application of HEPI could be used to limit the opportunities for human error occurrence and mitigate the results of such errors through changes in training, design, safety systems and procedures, resulting in a more error tolerant design and operation. Its application is illustrated through a case study of an incident in the offshore sector.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; human factors; offshore oil extraction; human failure; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) probability analysis; case study; safety by design; description of technique; safety training in industry; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Psychological factors