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Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081028452

Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry

1st Edition

Towards A Systemic Approach to Safety

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Editors: Anna-Maria Teperi Nadezhda Gotcheva
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028452
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2020
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

Foreword and Editorial note
Anna-Maria Teperi and Nadezhda Gotcheva

Part I: Historical accounts and current perspectives
1. Human factors in nuclear power: Reflections from 50 years in Finland
Bjorn Wahlström
2. Applying Human Factors in nuclear industry - people as a presence of positive capacit
Anna-Maria Teperi
3. From classical Human Factors towards a system view – experiences from the Human Factors nuclear field in Sweden
Carl Rollenhagen
4. Systems thinking applied to safety culture approach in Finland
Nadezhda Gotcheva, Pia Oedewald and Marja Ylönen

Part II: Practices and tools to support team performance
5. Resilient power plant operations through a self-evaluation method
Mikael Wahlström, Timo Kuula, Laura Seppänen, Piia Rantanummi and Pekka Kettunen
6. Human performance tools as a part of programmatic human performance improvement
Kaupo Viitanen 
7. Multitasking and interruption management in control room operator work
Jari Laarni
8. Team performance, communication and shared situational awareness - control room resource management (CCRM) in the nuclear industry
Matti Sorsa

Part III: Means and methods to facilitate organizational learning
9. Learning from operational events on organisational level - findings from Finnish nuclear power industry
Vuokko Puro, Henriikka Kannisto and Eero Lantto
10. Improving organizational practices
Krista Pahkin
11. Learning from emergency exercises through systematic debriefing
Marja Liinasuo
12. Towards learning organization – practices in nuclear power plants
Petri Koistinen

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
Monica Haage
14. An institutional perspective on systemic approach to safety in a project context
Nadezhda Gotcheva and Kirsi Aaltonen
15. Assessing the goodness of the concept of institutional strength-in-depth
Marja Ylönen
16. Utilizing design thinking for renewal of safety management practices in the nuclear industry
Anna-Maria Teperi, Nadezhda Gotcheva and Kirsi Aaltonen


Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Nuclear engineers and professionals, particularly those focussing on safety and human factors; safety experts; nuclear power plant operators; Masters + level students and researchers of nuclear energy; nuclear consultants and managers; decision & policy makers in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities


Details

No. of pages:
350
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2020
Published:
1st September 2020
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780081028452

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About the Editors

Anna-Maria Teperi

Dr. Anna-Maria Teperi is a Chief Researcher at the unit of Occupational Safety in Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) in Finland. She is a docent at Tampere University, with the field of Human Factors (HF) in Safety Management. She has 20 years of experience in research and implementation of HF to safety management systems at safety critical fields such as air navigation services, nuclear industry and railway. She holds a PhD from Helsinki University Behavioral Sciences and is licentiate in work and organization psychology from University of Helsinki, Master's degree in psychology from University of Tampere and pedagogical qualifications from the Helsinki Business Polytechnic. Previously, she worked as a head psychologist and development manager in Occupational Health Centre in City of Helsinki, acted as a chair of Nuclear Safety Committee at License Applicant and a reference group member at the Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety. She has also acted as a HF expert for Finnish Accident Investigation Board.

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Specialist Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Nadezhda Gotcheva

Dr. Nadezhda Gotcheva is a Research Team Leader of ‘Safety in complex sociotechnical systems’ team in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. She holds a PhD from Tampere University of Technology (currently: Tampere University), Finland, an MBA from joint master’s program of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Sofia University, and a Master’s degree in organizational and clinical psychology from Sofia University, Bulgaria. Her expertise is in organizational and institutional factors in safety-critical organizations, currently focusing on safety culture evaluation and development in the nuclear power industry and management, leadership and governance for safety in complex inter-organizational project networks. Dr. Gotcheva has contributed to development of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) documents on Continuous Improvement of Safety Culture and revisions of IAEA’s Safety Culture Continuous Improvement Plan (SCCIP). She is a certified Foresight Practitioner (Institute for the Future, USA) and Human Systems Dynamics Professional (HSD Institute, USA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Team Leader, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.