Nuclear Regulatory Challenges Related to Human Performance
English, 24 pages, published: 12/02/04
NEA#5334, ISBN: 92-64-02089-6
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/reports/2004/nea5334-human-performance.pdf
- Français: Le facteur humain : un défi pour les autorités de sûreté nucléaire
In June 2003, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) organised a topical session on the importance of human performance to nuclear safety and the factors influencing it. The discussion focused on three questions:
- Is human performance as important to the safety of nuclear installations as many references seem to indicate?
- Has the importance of human performance increased during the past five to ten years?
- What recommendations can be made on how to manage human peformance challenges?
This publication provides a summary of the introductory presentations as well as a description of the regulatory challenges identified during the discussions. The publication's intended audience is primarily nuclear regulators; it may also be of interest to technical support organisations, nuclear operators, governmental bodies and the general public.