Organizational processes and nuclear power plant safety: Research summary

R. Jacobs, J. Mathieu, F. Landy, T. Baratta, G. Robinson, D. Hofmann, K. Ringenbach

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Abstract

Problems related to the behavior of individuals in the nuclear environment have been found to influence not only the likelihood that a nuclear power plant (NPP) will be involved in an incident, but also the ability of the organization to deal with the incident once it has begun. A program which has the objective of identifying and assessing organizational factors related to the safety of NPPs is described. A second aim of this research is to examine the relationship of organizational factors to traditional measures of plant safety. The theoretical foundation and the research methodology proposed for assessing NPP organizational factors are outlined. The quantitative and qualitative results of a pilot implementation of the authors' assessment approach are summarized. A description of how this approach will be used in upcoming years to better understand the relationship between organizational factors and nuclear power plant safety is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record for 1992 5th Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants, HFPP 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages394-398
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780308883, 9780780308886
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event5th Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants, HFPP 1992 - Monterey, United States
Duration: Jun 7 1992Jun 11 1992

Publication series

NameConference Record for 1992 5th Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants, HFPP 1992

Conference

Conference5th Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants, HFPP 1992
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey
Period6/7/926/11/92

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Jacobs, R., Mathieu, J., Landy, F., Baratta, T., Robinson, G., Hofmann, D., & Ringenbach, K. (1992). Organizational processes and nuclear power plant safety: Research summary. In Conference Record for 1992 5th Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants, HFPP 1992 (pp. 394-398). [283377] (Conference Record for 1992 5th Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants, HFPP 1992). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HFPP.1992.283377