Human Factors in Nuclear Safety

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety

by Neville A. Stanton, Stanton A. Stanton
     
 

There is a growing recognition amongst those involved with the creation and distribution of nuclear power of the value and positive impact of ergonomics, recognition heightened by the realization that safety incidents are rarely the result of purely technical failure. This work provides insights into plant design, performance shaping factors, the fostering of a

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Overview

There is a growing recognition amongst those involved with the creation and distribution of nuclear power of the value and positive impact of ergonomics, recognition heightened by the realization that safety incidents are rarely the result of purely technical failure. This work provides insights into plant design, performance shaping factors, the fostering of a safety culture, training, selection, alarm design, team performance and data collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748401666
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/12/1996
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1The discipline of human factors?1
2Human factors in the process of developing nuclear power plant systems15
3Ergonomic assessment of a nuclear power plant control room: requirements in a design context37
4Human factors of human-computer interaction techniques in the control room53
5Operator reactions to alarms: fundamental similarities and situational differences79
6Procedures in the nuclear industry99
7Simulators: a review of research and practice117
8Assessing nuclear power plant operator variability143
9Selecting personnel in the nuclear power industry159
10Training issues189
11Team performance: Communication, co-ordination, co-operation and control197
12Human failure in the control of nuclear power stations: temporal logic of occurrence and alternating work times217
13Work-related stress and control-room operations in nuclear power generation251
14Human reliability assessment in the UK nuclear power and reprocessing industries277
15The promotion and measurement of a positive safety culture313
16Key topics in nuclear safety333
Index345

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