Provides a guide to research that has been conducted on the
misconceptions that designers of hazardous installations sometimes
have about operators and the operating environment, and the
misconceptions that operating and maintenance staff have about
designers, the design process or design intentions. These
misconceptions are central to many accidents and incidents, and it
seems possible that knowledge about how past misconceptions have
contributed to past failures could be used to forestall future
failures. Describes a simple process and some resources to apply
this research, helps operators test whether they have
misconceptions about the design, and helps designers test whether
they have misconceptions about operator details the research,
background, methods results and conclusions.
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