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Document ID (ISN)108639
CIS number 08-1154
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 543
Author(s) Bellamy L.J., Geyer T.A.W.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Development of a working model of how human factors, safety management systems and wider organisational issues fit together
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 192p. Illus. 97 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report describes a working model integrating human factors (HF), safety management systems (SMS), risk control (RC) and wider organizational issues, with a focus on major chemical major hazards. Eight major accidents were analysed. Repeated failure patterns were found which were represented as four specific combinations of components from the HF, SMS, RC and organization taxonomy, each combination defined by a theme. The four themes were: understanding of major accident prevention; competence for tasks; priorities, attention and conflict resolution; assurance. These themes were used for developing chemical hazard stakeholder priorities during a one-day workshop.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; occupational safety and health management systems; work organization; plant safety organization; human factors; hazard evaluation; major hazards; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; description of technique; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; Netherlands
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Chemical industry
Major hazards
Psychological factors