4. The Importance of Human Factors

  1. Center for Chemical Process Safety

Published Online: 3 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118029206.ch4

Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline: For Improving Process Safety in Industry

Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline: For Improving Process Safety in Industry

How to Cite

Center for Chemical Process Safety (2011) The Importance of Human Factors, in Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline: For Improving Process Safety in Industry, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118029206.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470767719

Online ISBN: 9781118029206

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Keywords:

  • human behavior;
  • human error;
  • human performance;
  • behavior based programs;
  • human factors metrics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Human Behavior Issues

  • What Is a Human Error?

  • Common Misconceptions About Human Performance

  • Categories of Human Errors

  • Human Error Initiators

  • How Does a COO/OD System Prevent and Mitigate Human Errors?

  • Relationship Between COO/OD and Other Common Human Performance Tools

  • Getting Everyone Involved in Human Factors

  • Human Factors Metrics

  • Summary