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Title: Psychology in nuclear power plants: an integrative approach to safety - general statement

Abstract

Since the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant on March 28, 1979, the commercial nuclear industry in the United States has paid increasing attention to the role of humans in overall plant safety. As the regulatory body with primary responsibility for ensuring public health and safety involving nuclear operations, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has also become increasingly involved with the ''human'' side of nuclear operations. The purpose of this symposium is to describe a major program of research and technical assistance that the Pacific Northwest Laboratory is performing for the NRC that deals with the issues of safety at nuclear power plants (NPPs). This program addresses safety from several different levels of analysis, which are all important within the context of an integrative approach to system safety.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5756430
Report Number(s):
PNL-SA-11482; CONF-8308100-1
ON: DE83016775
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 91. annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Anaheim, CA, USA, 27 Aug 1983
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BWR TYPE REACTORS; REACTOR OPERATION; REACTOR SAFETY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; HUMAN FACTORS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; USA; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; ACCIDENTS; ENGINEERING; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OPERATION; POWER PLANTS; REACTORS; SAFETY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety; 210100 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Boiling Water Cooled; 210200 - Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Light-Water Moderated, Nonboiling Water Cooled; 290600 - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy

Citation Formats

Shikiar, R. Psychology in nuclear power plants: an integrative approach to safety - general statement. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Shikiar, R. Psychology in nuclear power plants: an integrative approach to safety - general statement. United States.
Shikiar, R. 1983. "Psychology in nuclear power plants: an integrative approach to safety - general statement". United States.
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abstractNote = {Since the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant on March 28, 1979, the commercial nuclear industry in the United States has paid increasing attention to the role of humans in overall plant safety. As the regulatory body with primary responsibility for ensuring public health and safety involving nuclear operations, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has also become increasingly involved with the ''human'' side of nuclear operations. The purpose of this symposium is to describe a major program of research and technical assistance that the Pacific Northwest Laboratory is performing for the NRC that deals with the issues of safety at nuclear power plants (NPPs). This program addresses safety from several different levels of analysis, which are all important within the context of an integrative approach to system safety.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
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