Important factors that are part of HSSE are human factors and ergonomics. People are involved in all aspects of work, which is why HSSE recognises the importance of human factors in playing a role to help avoid accidents and illhealth at work.
We in ODC have taken a topic-focused approach to human factors. This topic has proven to be the key issue based on research, consultation with industry and intermediaries, and our inspection experience.
The issues under this topic include management commitment, managing human failures, staffing, fatigue and shift work, safety critical information, and safety critical communication.
The topic also covers human factors in design, procedures, competence, organisational culture, organisational change, maintenance, inspection, and testing etc.