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This paper concerns the assessment study, from the human factors perspective, of the new control room of an automated plant. The lesson learned from a serious accident, occurred some years ago, and the feedback of the aetiology of the sequence of events have been carried out by a method based on the Reason's model. Two main types of results are obtained, aiming at the improvement of the plant safety margins: descriptive measures to be adopted for improving the control of the existing system and plant management strategies; and numerical data to be included in a standard human reliability assessment study.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT);CARPIGNANO A, Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino (IT);PICCINI M, Dipartimento di Energetica, Politecnico di Torino (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: PSAM 4, New York (US), September 13-18, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41635 ORA
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