A Systemic Approach to Oversee Human and Organizational Factors in Nuclear Facilities
Volume 10, Number 7, November 2014 - Paper 2 - pp. 681-689
CLAUDIA HUMBEL HAAG1 and BERND LINSENMAIER21 Psychologist, Section Human, Organisation and Safety Culture, Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate ENSI, Industriestrasse 19, CH-5200 Brugg, SWITZERLAND
2 Accident Investigation Consultant, Kirchstrasse 42, D-71134 Waiblingen, GERMANY
(Received on February 14, 2014, revised on September 16, and accepted on September 19, 2014)
In nuclear facilities, in addition to technical aspects, human and organizational factors (HOF) also influence the plant safety. However, a common understanding of what is meant by the term, HOF, has not yet been reached here. Existing concepts of oversight differ in how humans interact with their environment and how humans are integrated in conditions and processes affecting nuclear safety.
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