|Document ID (ISN)||109399|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Morel G., Amalberti R., Chauvin C.
||How good micro/macro ergonomics may improve resilience, but not necessarily safety
||Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.285-294. Illus. 47 ref.
||This article examines several ways of improving safety in commercial fishing. Two intervention strategies were tested: a micro-ergonomics strategy offering guidelines based on analyses of the most serious and frequent accident causes (collisions while fishing), and a macro-ergonomics strategy comparing the safety level of large fleets having committed to a TQM approach to that of smaller fleets. Neither of the two strategies resulted in the expected outcomes. The micro-ergonomics anti-collision strategy is misused towards an increase of the fishing objective, while macro-ergonomics strategy results in the largest fleets suffering from a smaller number of shipwrecks, but a much greater number of work-related injuries. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||France; cognitive performance; human factors; fishing; trawlers; injuries; plant safety organization; ergonomics
||small enterprises; large enterprises; quality control; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)