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Document ID (ISN)109399
CIS number 09-461
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morel G., Amalberti R., Chauvin C.
Title How good micro/macro ergonomics may improve resilience, but not necessarily safety
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.285-294. Illus. 47 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) France; cognitive performance; human factors; fishing; trawlers; injuries; plant safety organization; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; large enterprises; quality control; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Psychological factors