|Document ID (ISN)||111989|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Schr÷der-Hinrichs J.U., Baldauf M., Ghirxi KT.
||Accident investigation reporting deficiencies related to organizational factors in machinery space fires and explosions
||May 2011, Vol.43, No.3, p.1187-1196. Illus. 44 ref.
||This article presents a review of 41 accident investigation reports related to ship engine-room space fires and explosions. The objective was to find out whether organizational factors were identified during maritime accident investigations. An adapted version of the Human Factor Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) with minor modifications related to engine room features was applied. Findings show that organizational factors were not identified by maritime accident investigators to the extent expected, had the IMO guidelines been observed. Instead, contributing factors at the lower end of organizational echelons are over-represented. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||ships; work organization; fire, explosions; analysis of accident causes; accident investigation
||IMO; human factors; safety analysis; report on investigation; risk factors; classification systems
||D - Periodical articles
||Transport and communications
Safety organization and training
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Psychosocial factors and the role of management