Human Factors in the Process Industries Blog
Tony Atkinson leads the ABB Consulting Operational Human Factors team. He has spent over 30 years in the process industries, working in control rooms around the world, in the fields of ergonomics, control and alarm systems, control room design and operational and cultural issues such as communications, competency and fatigue.
He has been blogging on diverse topics that interest him in the widest sense of 'human factors', all of which share the same common element, the 'Mk.1 Human Being' and their unique limitations, abilities and behaviours. In his blog he discusses everyday as well as technical and organisational issues that affect safety and performance of these process operators and technicians and how this impacts control rooms and the wider plant. However learning comes from many places and you can expect entries from aviation, automotive, marine, healthcare, military and many other fields.
Outside of work, Tony indulges in travel, food, wine and flying kites to keep him moderately sane.
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