ISSA, 28.02.2006 - 02.03.2006 |
The ISSA Research Section hold its 9th international symposium in Nice, France, with the participation of ISSA’s Chemistry and Machine and System Safety Sections.
Managing industrial efficiency mainly relies on an engineering-driven approach that focuses on the technical design and control of production systems, with little consideration given to what operatives actually do. Despite the wide range of design activities and approaches, very few have addressed occupational health and safety issues by considering human factors. It is, however, now crucial that an integrated approach be developed and implemented in order to achieve expected levels of performance.
The conference examined the design process in order to identify:
- Ways of including the health and safety of operators as early as the design process (e.g., difficulties, methods, approaches, tools and examples of good practice.);
- Needs of designers faced with the integration of human and safety factors in the design process (Why? When? How?);
- The role of standardisation and regulations in knowledge transfer;
- The ability of current design methods in integrating available operational data, such as ergonomic analyses, lessons learnt, etc.
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