Navigating operating procedures in everyday work in a petrochemical facility: A comparative analysis of WAI and WAD

Atif Mohammed Ashraf, Changwon Son, S Camille Peres, Farzan Sasangohar

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Abstract

This study proposes a novel coding framework to quantify and categorize the differences between Work-As-Imagined (WAI) and Work-As-Done (WAD) based on the Safety-II perspective. While the Safety-I approach focuses on controlling deviations from Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as the solution to prevent incidents, this framework aims to describe and code workers' adaptive behavior while executing their tasks. The proposed framework checks three attributes for each step; "Skip," "Order," and "Action" to help decide if WAI aligns with WAD. The framework was tested by applying it to an actual work environment in a petrochemical facility. Initial findings successfully demonstrated the ability of the framework to describe the differences between WAI and WAD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-627
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event65th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2021 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2021Oct 8 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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