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RR149 - The promotion of human factors in the onshore and offshore hazardous industries

The HSE, in recognition of the role of human error in major accidents, aims to promote the application of human factors in the onshore and offshore chemical, oil and gas hazardous industries. This study explored duty holders awareness and attitudes towards human factors and how best to promote integration of human factors into major accident prevention. Duty holders appear to be a willing audience but lack a consistent understanding of human factors, often relying on intuitive presumptions of what is meant by human factors. The lessons learnt from other examples of shifts in safety management thinking have been combined with survey respondent's suggestions.

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Updated 2010-03-19