Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the Process Industries

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Human Factors Methods for Improving Performance in the ProcessIndustries provides guidance for managers and plant engineeringstaff on specific, practical techniques and tools for addressingforty different human factors issues impacting process safety.Human factors incidents can result in injury and death, damage tothe environment, fines, and business losses due to ruined batches,off-spec products, unplanned shutdowns, and other adverse effects.Prevention of these incidents increases productivity and profits.

Complete with examples, case histories, techniques, andimplementation methodologies, Human Factors Methods forImproving Performance in the Process Industries helps managersand engineering staff design and execute an efficient program.Organized for topical reference, the book includes:

  • An overview on implementing a human factors program at thecorporate level or the plant level, covering the business value,developing a program to meet specific needs, improving existingsystems, roles and responsibilities, measures of performance, andmore
  • Summaries of forty different human factors relating to processsafety, with a description of the tools, a practical example withgraphics and visual aids, and additional resources
  • Information on addressing the OSHA Process Safety Management(PSM) requirement for conducting human factors reviews in processhazard analyses (PHAs)
  • A CD-ROM with a color version of the book

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The proper application of human factors is a valuable investmentin overall process safety

This book provides guidance for managers and plant engineeringstaff on specific, practical techniques and tools for addressingforty different human factors issues impacting process safety.Human factors incidents can result in injury and death, damage tothe environment, fines, and business losses due to ruined batches,off-spec products, unplanned shutdowns, and other adverse effects.Prevention of these incidents increases productivity andprofits.

Complete with examples, case histories, techniques, andimplementation methodologies, Human Factors Methods forImproving Performance in the Process Industries helps managersand engineering staff design and execute an efficient program.Organized for topical reference, the book includes: ?

  • An overview on implementing a human factors program at thecorporate level or the plant level, covering the business value,developing a program to meet specific needs, improving existingsystems, roles and responsibilities, measures of performance, andmore
  • Summaries of forty different human factors relating to processsafety, with a description of the tools, a practical example withgraphics and visual aids, and additional resources
  • Information on addressing the OSHA Process Safety Management(PSM) requirement for conducting human factors reviews in processhazard analyses (PHAs)
  • A CD-ROM with a color version of the book

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Since 1985, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has been the world leader in providing information on process safety management and technology. CCPS, an industry technology alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has published over eighty books in its process safety guidelines and process safety concepts series. In this book, CCPS teams up with the AIChE Safety and Health Division. Members of the CCPS Human Factors Subcommittee contributed chapters or sections in their areas of expertise. For more information, visit www.ccpsonline.org.

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