Human Factors Engineering: current practices and development needs in Finland

Paula Savioja, Leena Norros, Marja Liinasuo, Jari Laarni

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    Abstract

    Abstract: This paper describes initial findings from a study concerning the practices and development needs of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) in Finland. HFE is increasing in importance as the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority Finland (STUK) is renewing the regulatory guidelines and the intention is to include requirements concerning HFE. The motivation for the paper is to discover how HFE is conducted currently in order to envision what should be aimed at when modifying requirements for design practices. In an interview with STUK it was discovered that current HFE practices encompass mainly activities related to control room modifications and as such namely verification and validation of new designs. The adoption of the entire HFE process in design and modification projects requires changes that include better integration of technical and Human Factors Engineering approaches. Boundary objects that mediate between different design disciplines are needed in order to enforce the stronger integration. Concept of operations (CONOPS) is suggested as a such boundary object
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants Cognitive Systems Engineering in Process Control International Symposium on Symbiotic Nuclear Power Systems, ICI2011
    Place of PublicationDaejeon, Korea
    PublisherKorean Nuclear Society
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants, Cognitive Systems Engineering in Process Control, and International Symposium on Symbiotic Nuclear Power Systems, ICI 2011 - Daejeon, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    Duration: 21 Aug 2011 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants, Cognitive Systems Engineering in Process Control, and International Symposium on Symbiotic Nuclear Power Systems, ICI 2011
    Abbreviated titleICI 2011
    CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
    CityDaejeon
    Period21/08/11 → …

    Keywords

    • Human Factors Engineering
    • validation
    • verification
    • concept of operations
    • boundary object

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    Savioja, P., Norros, L., Liinasuo, M., & Laarni, J. (2011). Human Factors Engineering: current practices and development needs in Finland. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants Cognitive Systems Engineering in Process Control International Symposium on Symbiotic Nuclear Power Systems, ICI2011 Korean Nuclear Society.