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Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy

  • ID: 4991037
  • Book
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 350 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry: Supporting Human Performance for Improved Safety presents the latest research and studies of human factors in the nuclear industry. It models and highlights scientific and technological foundations before providing practical examples of applications within the nuclear facility of human performance at an individual, group, organization, and system level. Editors Dr. Teperi and Dr. Gotcheva supply concrete models, tools and techniques based on research to provide the reader with knowledge of how to facilitate and support human performance in this dynamic and fast moving safety critical field.

Models and case studies are provided to add practical benefits for the reader to apply to their own projects, including user friendly state-of-the-art equipment, fluent work processes for information flow, functional control room resource management, and scope for competence and learning in the work place. This book will benefit nuclear researchers, safety experts, human factors professionals and power plant operators, as well as those with an interest in human factors outside of the nuclear field.

  • Provides a comprehensive framework for human factors, considering not only the individual, but also the team, organizational and industrial levels
  • Presents tried and tested tools and techniques based on research from the nuclear industry
  • Includes models, examples and case studies of user-friendly equipment, fluent work processes and functional control room resource management
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Part I: Historical accounts and current perspectives 1. Human factors in nuclear power: Reflections from 50 years in Finland 2. Applying Human Factors in nuclear industry
people as a presence of positive capacit 3. From classical Human Factors towards a system view
experiences from the Human Factors nuclear field in Sweden 4. The safety culture approach in Finland (preliminary title)

Part II: Practices and tools to support team performance 5. Resilient power plant operations through a self-evaluation method 6. Human performance tools as a part of programmatic human performance improvement 7. Multitasking and interruption management in control room operator work 8. Team performance, communication and shared situational awareness
control room resource management (CCRM) in the nuclear industry

Part III: Means and methods to facilitate organizational learning 9. Learning from operational events on organisational level
findings from Finnish nuclear power industryVuokko 10. Practical solutions and actions to support organization performance and resilience in Finnish nuclear industry 11. Learning from emergency exercises through systematic debriefing 12. Towards learning organization
practices in nuclear power plants

Part IV: Insights and visions for inter-organizational cooperation 13. The urgent need to learn from Fukushima nuclear power accident
from reactive to proactive through a systemic approach to safety 14. An institutional perspective on systemic approach to safety in a project context 15. Assessing the goodness of the concept of institutional strength-in-depth 16. Utilizing design thinking for renewal of safety management practices in the nuclear industry

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Teperi, Anna-Maria
Dr. Anna-Maria Teperi is a Senior Researcher and deputy director at Solutions for Safety unit in Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) in Finland. She has 15 years of experience in research and implementation of human factors to safety management systems at safety critical fields of air navigation services, nuclear industry, railway, aviation maintenance and maritime. She is a research manager in several research projects related to human factors, safety management as well as peer-based early intervention model after incidents and has lead several development projects and trainings at this field. She holds a PhD from Helsinki University Behavioural Sciences, the doctoral dissertation is based on her 10 years work at implementing human factors in safety management system at the Finnish Air Navigation Services and Airport Operations.
Gotcheva, Nadezhda
Dr. Nadezhda Gotcheva is a Senior Scientist at Foresight & Safety Culture team in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. She holds a PhD from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, an MBA degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Master's degree in psychology from Sofia University, Bulgaria. She is a certified Human Systems Dynamics Professional since 2016. Her expertise is in cultural and organizational factors in safety-critical organizations, currently focusing on safety culture evaluation and development in the nuclear power industry and safety management in complex nuclear industry projects. She is leading a multidisciplinary project "Management principles and safety culture in complex projects” (MAPS) under SAFIR2018, the Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2015-2018. Dr. Gotcheva has contributed to development of the IAEA documents on Continuous Improvement of Safety Culture and revision of IAEA's Safety Culture Continuous Improvement Plan (SCCIP).
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