EIGA’s series of Human Factor Safety Information sheets are intended to explore Human Factors specific to the industrial gases industry, raise awareness on these issues, and provide guidance.
Human factors in incident investigation focuses on the management system failures and human failures that can make people lose control over hazards. To prevent or reduce the chance of such failures, we have to know what the failures are and what causes them.
This human factors safety information sheet gives an overview of the various aspects to consider and provides an assessment checklist and guidance on some tools to assist.
Although the Human Factors Safety Information sheets are aimed primarily at supervisors and managers, they may be of benefit to others who work within our industry.
This is a revision of the safety information sheet published in 2008 and has been revised to include latest knowledge and good practices.