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Document ID (ISN)64990
CIS number 95-1285
ISBN(s) 0-566-07650-0
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Juniper D.F.
Title Human factors in safety: Triggers for training
Bibliographic information Gower Publishing Ltd., Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3HR, United Kingdom; in the US: Gower, Old Post Road, Brookfield, VT 05036, 1995. 168p. (in a looseleaf binder). 20 ref. Price: GBP 45.00.
Abstract Manual for training in the handling of human factors in OSH, relying on the technique of triggers, i.e. the recounting of an accident or dangerous incident in which human factors played an important part, followed by an analysis of the problem illustrated, discussion pointers and trainer guidance. The 30 triggers are grouped into 8 categories: 1 - stress and performance (headache, repetitive strain, automated control, panicking, shift work, lone work, inattention by smokers prohibited from smoking, personal problems, alcoholism, addiction to sleeping pills, suicidal thoughts); 2 - attitude and action (safety flouting, amateurism, showing off, officiousness, temporary insanity, purposeful negligence, belief in one's invulnerability, risk taking); 3 - communication (garbled messages, intercultural misunderstandings); 4 - pressure on design (unsafe design in order to "save" money); 5 - risk climate (lack of safety during the holiday season); 6 - training and selection (lacking refresher training, careless staff selection); 7 - structure and hierarchy (unwillingness to challenge superiors); 8 - management connivance (blame shifting, reducing safety costs by threats to employment, ignoring "new" hazards, old hazards in a new setting). In appendix: role of stress in reducing mental performance; attitudes to safety; new trends in safety management.
Descriptors (primary) human relations; training material; human behaviour; human factors
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; repetitive strain injury; United Kingdom; shift work; alcoholism; smoking; migraine; work capacity; work in isolation; psychology of accident prevention; mental attitude; suicide; automatic control; training manuals; unsafe acts; mental stress; drug dependence
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Psychological factors
OSH training