Accession Number : ADP001595

Title :   Human Reliability as a Factor in Security,


Personal Author(s) : Bateman,Robert P. ; Hottman,Stephen B.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The authors conducted a task analysis of the work of operations technicians, the primary workers at independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs). The Morris, Illinois ISFSI was selected for detailed analysis (Hottman, Bateman, and Biers, 1982). The study was initiated to answer the following questions: (1) What skills are necessary to be an effective ISFSI operations technician?; (2) What areas and levels of technical knowledge are necessary for the operations technicians to operate the facility safely?; (3) What type of examination/certification procedure would best verify the presence or absence of the skills and knowledge necessary to operate an ISFSI safely? The purpose of the study was to provide a technical basis for initial and continuation training for operations technicians. The task analysis provided data on task difficulty, frequency, hazard level, likelihood of error, and time spent on the tasks. The same data that identified the more difficult, hazardous and error-likely tasks also pointed to deficiencies in equipment and task design. In the process of interviewing supervisors, data on personnel selection was obtained.

Descriptors :   *Behavior, Technicians, Job analysis, Reliability, Adjustment(Psychology), Area security, Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE