About Pre conference course F. Introduction to Human Factors in a Laboratory or scientific facility
Pre conference course F. Introduction to Human Factors in a Laboratory or scientific facility
Adam Stevenson and Wendy Shell
Aim: To be aware of human factors and how to take account of such in a laboratory or in vivo containment facility.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session the attendee will be able to:
- Define what human factors are and state the main influences that impact on people.
- Identify the issues that impact on human reliability and behaviour
- Describe human failings and identify how they contribute to accidents
- Explain how human factors contribute to health and safety risk
- Identify controls to reduce or mitigate for human failings
- Write a procedure to ensure it takes account for human factors
- Describe what monitoring arrangements should be in place to prevent harm from human failings
- Develop an action plan to implement human factor assessment and mitigations in their own laboratory or science facility
188.8.131.52 Behavioural factors and control of workers.
CWA 15793:2011 (E) 33 Measures should be set in place to address:
a) human reliability and behavioural safety, including adherence to procedures;
b) communication, consultation and feedback;
d) empowerment, including authority to stop work if potentially unsafe or unsecure conditions are identified;
e) avoidance of ”blame culture”, including willingness to report accidents, incidents or unsafe conditions / behaviours, and protection of workers who do so;
f) ergonomics, including equipment and work practice design to take account of individual need