Approaches to the Control of the Effects of Human Error on Chemical Plant Safety

Jens Rasmussen

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Abstract

Major chemical accidents generally have multiple causes traceable to mistakes made during design, maintenance, and operation. Several safety control approaches are possible, depending upon human error type and task/work conditions. This paper discusses the nature of human error and the role of predictive analysis and analysis of event reports in safety control during design and operation. Mistakes of operators, maintenance staff, and management are considered
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Preventing Major Chemical Accidents. Proceedings
EditorsJ.L. Woodward
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers
Publication date1987
ISBN (Print)0-8169-0411-1
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Preventing Major Chemical Accidents -
Duration: 1 Feb 1987 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Preventing Major Chemical Accidents
Period01/02/1987 → …

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Rasmussen, J. (1987). Approaches to the Control of the Effects of Human Error on Chemical Plant Safety. In J. L. Woodward (Ed.), International Symposium on Preventing Major Chemical Accidents. Proceedings American Institute of Chemical Engineers.