Human Factor Approach in Engineering

Quentin, Laure; Niger, Didier
July 2004
Nuclear Plant Journal;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p53
Trade Publication
The article presents information on a human factor approach in engineering, which is currently being developed by the electricity generating company Electricite de France (EDF). EDF has conducted a think-tank of human factor specialists and engineers with a view to producing an appropriate tool for upgrade project managers, giving them common references to deal with an unfamiliar area. The main challenges identified concern improvements to the way socio-organizational and human aspects are factored into upgrade packages, thereby making it easier to adapt documents to a nuclear plant's daily activities and the needs of specific users.


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