Design Changes & Human Factors

Staples, Lucinda; McRobbie, Helen
January 2004
Nuclear Plant Journal;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p41
Trade Publication
Outlines the process by which the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission reviews and approves proposed design changes to nuclear power plants in Canada. Required inclusion of method for ensuring the safety of human-machine interface and workplace design; Evaluations to ensure that design change processes address human performance; Need to integrate human factors into the design change process.


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