|Document ID (ISN)||78493|
|Convention or series no.
||Hemmann E., Merboth H., Richter P.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Regulation of actions and safety-critical work situations in maintenance tasks
||Handlungsregulation und sicherheitskritische Arbeitssituationen in der Instandhaltung [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2001. 126p. Illus. 103 ref. Price: EUR 13.00.
||In this project on work psychology, components of action-regulating mechanisms in safety-critical maintenance tasks were investigated in a field study. Eighteen maintenance workers involved in two different maintenance activities were observed. Analysis of the mental representations of task-related critical incidents revealed that more difficult task demands were characterized by a higher level of anticipated safety risks. In practice, however, more risk situations occurred during the performance of tasks with more restrictive demands. The differences identified between expected risks in complex tasks and observed risks in routine tasks can form the basis for defining preventive safety measures. Finally, observed differences between experts and novices can form the basis for defining training programmes.
||human factors; plant safety organization; hazard evaluation; maintenance
||safety consciousness; report; Germany; mental workload; safety training in industry; experience; behaviour study; mental stress; occupational psychology
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors