Headaches, tiredness, stomach ulcers, hypertension, vertigo, nausea, a permanent whining, buzzing, hissing or humming in the ears. Noise can also damage hearing permanently in the worst cases. Excessive noise reduces work efficiency, and increases absenteeism. In extreme cases, noise can be fatal if there is so much noise that personnel cannot hear instructions or alarms. ... Read more.
Tag: human factors
Due to the increased need to explore farther reaches for resources, we are finding ourselves working in some of the most remote and harsh locations on Earth. In such environments, the usual issues associated with offshore drilling are extrapolated due to the extreme conditions in which people have to work. The physical effects such as hypothermia, frostbite, respiratory ... Read more.
The sub-sea industry is going ‘longer, deeper and colder’ and platforms are ‘moving’ sub-sea with compression and separation. The interface between topsides, platforms and the sub-sea installations is getting more and more complicated. Due to high maintenance costs, it is crucial that the sub-sea systems work as intended. With this increasing complexity, there may be ... Read more.
If you liked my previous blogs on organisational integrity and our interactive application – Blunder Blocks, you can see the full presentation I gave regarding both at Offshore Europe 2011. This is the final blog from me on this topic. Feel free to post any comments below, connect with me on Linkedin, or follow us ... Read more.
In my final blog on Blunder Blocks, I’m talking about active human errors. How many times a day do you just do the wrong thing, and you can’t really explain why? People can be very skilled and innovative, but this proficiency relies on abilities to learn knowledge and skills that have a finite capacity to ... Read more.