Human Factors Result in Alarms & Trips Failing to Achieve Expected Risk Reduction

Rarely is an accident caused by a completely new failure of technology. Usually there is no failure of technology or the failure has occurred before. The issue is almost always what people have done or have not done.

This paper addresses the human factors in the energy and process industries that result in alarms and trips failing to achieve the expected risk reduction and suggests what is being done and what more could be done to avoid these failures.

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