Human Factors Consideration for Process Safety

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Dr. Azizul bin Buang

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Introduction

Human errors have contributed to a number of major industrial accidents with many leading to multiple fatalities and almost every accident analysis usually uncovers human related errors and deficiencies. The root cause of these deficiencies is typically inadequate application of human factors in the development or application of various standards, procedures and management systems. Therefore, it is useful to understand where the deficiencies lie and where simple human fallibility can prove critical to safe operations. To accomplish safety improvements, human factors must be effectively applied and managed within an organization. The benefits of taking human factors into account for an organization are, fewer accidents and near misses, reduced potential for human error and its consequences, improved efficiency, lower lifetime costs associating with maintaining and re-engineering systems and a more productive workforce. Its proper application can result in improved operating effectiveness and reliability. Proactive integration of Human Factor throughout the lifecycle of an asset - from the design stage, through commissioning, operation and maintenance and looking ahead to decommissioning - is critical. Quite simply, the success of any organization depends on the performance of humans because every facet of any industrial organization involves human factors. The course is about explaining how human factor influences human behaviour in a way which can affect process safety performance at all levels of an organisation. The course covers topics on human factors’ key issues, factors affecting human performance and systematic approaches in predicting and reducing human error. The course will also include case studies to assess human error in the process industry and propose human error prevention techniques to enhance process safety.

Objectives

The objectives of this course are
  • To provide understanding on human factor aspects in the operations of process industries and its influences towards process safety performance.
  • To expose students to methods and practices on evaluating factors affecting human performance and on predicting and reducing human error.

Trainers

AP. Dr. Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Isha, is the Head of Centre for Organizational and Social Research in Energy (COSRE), Institute of Contaminant Management (ICM), UTP. His area of expertise is in Occupational Health Psychology focuses on safety culture, behavioural based safety, human fatigue and stress management.  He is a member of European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. Before becoming an academia, he worked with the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) for thirteen years and served in a various department and institution under the ministry.  Apart from his academic and research work, Dr. Nizam is also a consultant for a projects related to his area of expertise and actively engaged in team dynamic facilitation. Dr. Dzulkarnain Zaini, is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). He is also one of the members at Centre of Advanced Process Safety (CAPS), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Associate Member of IChemE. He is the author and co-authors of many journal publications on process safety and has presented papers in indexed conferences. His research interests include Toxicology, Quantitative / Qualitative Risk Assessment, and Chemical Engineering Process Safety. Dr. Azizul Buang, is a lecturer at the Chemical Engineering Department, UTP teaching process safety cograduate and postgraduate levels. Before joining UTP, Dr Azizul was a process engineer at Multisafe Sdn Bhd - a medical glove manufacturing plant. He has a strong interest in process & occupational safety as well as wastewater treatment technology. He is currently one of the Committee Members of the National Management Committee in IECEx (Explosive Atmosphere) Malaysia for the term of 2015-2017. Dr Azizul’s current research is on dust explosion and storage tank fire hazard management specifically in the topics of analysing the temperature profile in the burning liquid hydrocarbon and predicting boilover phenomenon in storage tank fire.    

Course Content

1.Introduction of Human Factors 2.Investigation Human Causes of Accidents 3.Factors Influencing Human Error 4.Human Factors Approach to Assessing Human Error 5.Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) 6.Human Factors in Context to Occupational Health and Wellbeing 7.Human and Safety Culture  

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Introduction Human errors have contributed to a number of major industrial accidents with many leading to multiple fatalities and almost every accident analysis usually uncovers human related errors and deficiencies. The root cause of these deficiencies is typically inadequate application […]

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