Whitepaper - Human Factor: The Human-Technology Interface in Workplace Safety
Occupational Health and Safety is evolving into a specialist field that merges established occupational health and safety systems such as health risk assessments, job hazard analyses, risk matrices and safety hierarchies with human factors, ergonomics, training theories, and behavioural psychology.
As the complexity of technology increases, the interface between human and machine is becoming a key risk factor for workplace incidents. It's difficult to properly assess the human side of that risk and easy to incorrectly blame the person — rather than look more deeply at the full picture of workplace, worker, work and equipment.
What you get from this whitepaper:
- Cost of industrial incidents
- Risk management matrix
- Hierarchy of safety control
- Human factors
- Accident investigation