Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM)
Human Reliability: Performance-Based Investigations of Human Reliability
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One great challenge for improving Human Reliability Assessment (HRA) is the lack of relevant data to support the development of models and methods for assessing human performance. This paper reports a Nuclear Boiling Water Reactor simulator study that provides information on context effects on human performance in accident operation. The OECD Halden Reactor Project using the Halden Man-Machine Laboratory (HAMMLAB) performed the study.
Some of the commonly used Performance Shaping Factors used in HRA contain characteristics about impact of concurrent and competing activities, complexity and task load. The study reported here focused on the effect of an ambiguous secondary task...