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The objective of this paper is to identify a number of key issues that affect human factor (HF) analysis and design of systems operated and/or supervized by humans. The widespread use of automation and information technology has further enhanced the issue, as the role of the human operator is crucial in managing normal and, specially, emergency operations. HFs theories and methods are reaching sufficient level of maturity to enable designers and safety analysts to successfully tackle the problem. In particular, essential HF methods are task Analysis, human behaviour modelling and classification scheme, and data collection and analysis technique.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT);HOLLNAGEL E, OECD Halden Project (NO)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: PSAM 4, New York (US), September 13-18, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41636 ORA
Record Number: 199811124 / Last updated on: 1998-09-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en