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1st Edition

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety

Edited By

Neville A. Stanton

ISBN 9780748401666
Published April 12, 1996 by CRC Press
362 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Organizational issues for design: a discipline for human factors ; human factors in the process of developing power plant systems; ergonomic assessment of a nuclear power plant control room - requirements in a design context. Part 2 Designissues: human factors of human computer interaction in the control room; operator reactions to alarms - fundamental similarities and situational differences; procedures in the nuclear industry; simulators - a review of research and practice. Part 3Personnel issues: assessing nuclear power plant operator variability; selecting personnel in the nuclear power industry; training issues; team performance; human failure in the control room of nuclear power stations; temporal logic of occurrence andalternating work times; work-related stress and control room operators in nuclear power generation. Part 4 Organizational issues for safety: human reliability assessment in the UK nuclear power and reprocessing industries; the promotion and measurement ofa positive safety culture; key topics in nuclear safety.

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Stanton, Neville A.