Title: How to Improve Safety Using a Micro-Macro Ergonomics Approach
Authors: VAUTIER Jean Francois
Other Contributors: MENGOLINI ANNA MARIA
Citation: IEA2006 Congress Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC30656
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30656
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: A safety culture enhancement programme was developed at a research reactor as a step in supporting its Life Management Programme. For this purpose an internal safety culture self-assessment was developed in order to identify strengths and weaknesses of the organization and develop actions for improvement. An action plan aimed at improving safety culture related aspects was then developed. This paper will present the innovative way in which the action plan has been implemented and coordinated. The improvement plan has been implemented through actions at management level - macroscopic approach - and through actions focused on the working conditions - microscopic approach. As part of the microscopic approach an interesting and innovative tool was used: the "improvement team" approach, which is a standard TQM/EFQM tool. Up to now, improvement teams on safety conduct, communication and housekeeping have been launched and these have been very successful. The results are encouraging and motivating to continue in the direction of personnel involvement for identifying problems and proposing solutions.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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