Call for abstracts: ‘Human factors application in major hazard industries’ conference, Aberdeen, 5-6 October 2015

Call for abstracts deadline: 30 March 2015 

This biennial 2-day conference returns for the 3rd time in 2015, exploring the practical application of human factors in the management of major accident hazards (MAH) in the energy and allied process industries. The event will focus on two key themes:

  • Assuring human factors performance: How can we ensure high performance through human and organisational factors?
  • Preventing incidents before they happen: How can we effectively investigate and analyse incidents and embed learning and how can we prevent incidents before they even happen?

This conference, organised by the Energy Institute (EI)’s Human and Organisational Factors committee and the Stichting Tripod Foundation, will enable the learning and sharing of good practice between companies and industries, and offers excellent networking opportunities with delegates from around the world representing operating companies, suppliers, consultancies, and academia.

Call for abstracts

The organising committee is inviting submissions for oral and poster presentations on the following key topics:

Assuring human factors performance:

  • Competence assurance
  • Non-technical skills and crew resource management (CRM)
  • Alarm handling
  • Risk analysis
  • Fatigue management
  • Other topics will be considered.

Preventing incidents before they happen:

  • Safety culture
  • Human and organisational factors in Bow Tie diagrams
  • Embedding learning from incidents
  • Quality incident analysis
  • Other topics will be considered.

To submit your contribution you will need to:

  • prepare an abstract of up to 500 words on the topic you intend to present, supplied in Microsoft Word format
  • indicate the presenter and co-authors with their affiliation, and include contact details
  • submit the abstract to Stuart King at e:; t:+44 (0)20 7467 7163.

Submissions will be evaluated by the organising committee and successful entrants will be notified shortly after the submission deadline. Deadline for abstract submission is Monday 30 March 2015.

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