Human Factors - Reducing the Likelihood of Human Errors | AIChE

Human Factors - Reducing the Likelihood of Human Errors


Wincek, J., Croda, Inc.


Freiburger, E., Praxair, Inc.

It has taken many years for the Process Industries to accept that human errors are a frequent causal factor in catastrophic incidents. Early efforts focused on understanding the probability of human error, and then to design systems for WHEN (instead of IF) a human error occurs. More recently, efforts by researchers and companies have focused on understanding why humans err. This improved understanding has led to efforts to reduce the likelihood of human error through the use of concepts such as Performance Shaping Factors, Alarm Management strategies, and the development of a Concept Book by CCPS on Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance. The Human Factors - Reducing the Likelihood of Human Errors session invites papers on in-situ processes of efforts and their results in reducing the probability of human error. Papers might describe, among other things, efforts to improve process control system designs, human-machine or human-computer interfaces, alarm management strategies, equipment design, use and design of documents and procedures, staffing and shift work improvements.



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