Human performance analysis of industrial radiography radiation exposure events

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A set of radiation overexposure event reports were reviewed as part of a program to examine human performance in industrial radiography for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Incident records for a seven year period were retrieved from an event database. Ninety-five exposure events were initially categorized and sorted for further analysis. Descriptive models were applied to a subset of severe overexposure events. Modeling included: (1) operational sequence tables to outline the key human actions and interactions with equipment, (2) human reliability event trees, (3) an application of an information processing failures model, and (4) an extrapolated use of the error ... continued below

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Reece, W.J. & Hill, S.G. December 1, 1995.

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A set of radiation overexposure event reports were reviewed as part of a program to examine human performance in industrial radiography for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Incident records for a seven year period were retrieved from an event database. Ninety-five exposure events were initially categorized and sorted for further analysis. Descriptive models were applied to a subset of severe overexposure events. Modeling included: (1) operational sequence tables to outline the key human actions and interactions with equipment, (2) human reliability event trees, (3) an application of an information processing failures model, and (4) an extrapolated use of the error influences and effects diagram. Results of the modeling analyses provided insights into the industrial radiography task and suggested areas for further action and study to decrease overexposures.

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  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting, San Diego, CA (United States), 9-13 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96002534
  • Report No.: INEL--95/00355
  • Report No.: CONF-951092--4
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 147724
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626461

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Reece, W.J. & Hill, S.G. Human performance analysis of industrial radiography radiation exposure events, article, December 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626461/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.