23/01/2022

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E-Books: Human Fatigue Risk Management

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Human Fatigue Risk Management Improving Safety in the Chemical Processing Industry by Matthew, S Thimgan. The book starts with a very succinct description of the consequences of lack of human fatigue risk management, and then goes into extensive detail about all the factors that are important in assessing fatigue, the impact of fatigue on human performance and incidents, and finally ends up with a very constructive management system for human fatigue. This book is a must-read for process safety and risk management professionals, human factors specialists, managers, and leaders who want to understand the underlying issues related to human fatigue risk management and effective approaches to dealing with these issues.

Worker fatigue is a risk factor and should be managed to prevent catastrophic incidents and improve safety performance. However, this area is not well studied, and management systems often do not take into account the increasing complexity of chemical processes, interdependent chemical infrastructure, and the need for considering diverse and competing issues. This publication
by Murray and Thimgan delve deeply into all the issues that come into play for human fatigue and innovative approaches to managing the risk.
Murray and Thimgan have been successful in taking a refreshing and poignant look at human fatigue and risk management; they have applied a thoughtful approach in a holistic manner for the analysis and control of risks inherent to human fatigue.

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The book starts with a very succinct description of the consequences of lack of human fatigue risk management, and then goes into extensive detail about all the factors that are important in assessing fatigue, the impact of fatigue on human performance and incidents, and finally ends up with a very constructive management system for human fatigue. In addition, descriptions of regulatory requirements for fatigue risk management are provided in an easy-to-understand language. The book also provides a very comprehensive review of methods used over the years to understand and manage human fatigue.

I sincerely believe that the book has opened up a new vista and perspective on methodological improvements, necessary in the ever-increasing complexity of safe manufacturing and distribution in a competitive world. This book is a must-read for process safety and risk management professionals, human factors specialists, managers, and leaders who want to understand the underlying issues related to human fatigue risk management and effective approaches to dealing with these issues.

Contents

The content of Human Fatigue Risk Management

  • The consequences of fatigue in the process industries
  • Basics of sleep biology
  • Circadian rhythms and sleep circadian interactions
  • Sleep hygiene recommendations
  • Sleep disorders
  • Fatigue and human performance
  • Fatigue and accidents
  • Fatigue-related regulations and guidelines
  • Fatigue countermeasures
  • Work shifts
  • Work environment
  • Work task design
  • Employee training
  • Compounds that alter sleep and wakefulness
  • Creating a fatigue risk management system (FRMS)
  • Accident investigation

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