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Document ID (ISN)107696
CIS number 08-230
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hetherington C., Flin R., Mearns K.
Title Safety in shipping: The human element
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.37, No.4, p.401-411. Illus. 60 ref.
Abstract This literature survey reviews causal factors of shipping accidents, with emphasis on common themes of accidents, the influence of human error and interventions to make shipping safer. The review included 20 studies across the following areas: fatigue, stress, health, situation awareness, teamwork, decision-making, communication, automation and safety culture. It is concluded that by monitoring and modifying some of the human factors identified in this review, it would be possible to achieve improvements in maritime safety performance.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; human factors; causes of accidents; sea transport; human failure; ships
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; automation; safety training in industry; state of health; fatigue; cognitive performance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Psychological factors