Human and organisational factors in the oil, gas and chemical industries conference, Aberdeen 9-10 October 2012

The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF) is holding its 4th annual Human and organisational factors in the oil, gas and chemical industries conference in Aberdeen, 9-10 October 2012.

The programme features presentations on a range of topics pertinent to the oil, gas and chemical process industries, including safety culture, ‘chronic unease’, competence assurance, and incident investigation.

Of particular note:

  • Cheryl MacKenzie (Lead investigator, US Chemical Safety Board) will be discussing lessons from the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo incident, particularly in the use of indicators for major accident prevention.
  • Rob Miles (HSE Inspector and member of the EI’s Human and organisational Factors Committee) will discuss the socio-technical systems and lessons from Deepwater Horizon/Macondo.
  • Dr Ron McLeod and Steve Beckett (Shell) will be discussing the implementation of ‘chronic unease’ – a managerial mind-set of always being on the lookout for the next problem and not becoming complacent – work which has been born out of the Shell/EI funded Hearts and Minds research programme.

For more information and to register for this event, visit http://ogc2012.org.uk.

The EI is supporting this event – come and visit us on our exhibition stand!

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