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Steijn, W.M.P. (author), van Oosterhout, J. (author), van der Vorm, J.K.J. (author), Jansen, A. (author), Schragen, J.M.C. (author)
Since the start of the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century, machines have been used to support people in difficult tasks. To keep people safe when using these machines, people and machines are usually kept separate in accordance with current health and safety requirements (European Directive 2006/42/EG machinery, Appendix 1)....
report 2019
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Steijn, W.M.P. (author), van der Beek, F.A. (author), Groeneweg, J. (author), van Kampen, J. (author), van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author)
Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) is a standard and mandatory tool in some high-risk industries (such as the on-and offshore exploration and production and chemical industry). Presently, the human factor component is often estimated using expert opinions. In practice, experts may use heuristics such as assuming a failure probability of one in ten...
bookPart 2017
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Steijn, W. (author), Groeneveld, J. (author), van der Beek, D. (author), van Kampen, J. (author), van Gelder, P. (author)
Veel bedrijven in met name de petrochemische industrie zijn er de afgelopen jaren in geslaagd het aantal ongevallen sterk terug te dringen. Een van de middelen die is gebruikt om deze verbetering te bewerkstelligen, is de zogenaamde Kwantitatieve Risico Analyse (QRA). Een QRA is een instrument om de risico's voor een bepaalde activiteit te...
article 2017
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Ratilainen, H. (author), Salminen, S. (author), Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author), Perttula, P. (author), Starren, A. (author), Steijn, W. (author), Pahkin, K. (author), Drupsteen, L. (author), Puro, V. (author), Räsänen, T. (author), Aaltonen, M. (author), Berkers, F. (author), Kalakoski, V. (author)
The research presented in this document analyzes how safety values are defined and used in practice, in particular by managers, and how they affect employers’ and employees’ decisions and behaviour at work. The work comprises three complementary activities: a literature review on the value of safety and safety as a value, focusing on the moral,...
report 2016
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Steijn, W. (author), van der Vorm, J. (author), Luiijf, E. (author), Gallis, R. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
The ever-greater integration of new technologies in work equipment is regarded by some as the fourth industrial revolution1 and referred to as ‘smart industry’2. Examples that come to mind include automation through the use of embedded software, remotely controlling heavy materials, and the connecting of work equipment to local and public...
report 2016
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Steijn, W. (author), Luiijf, E. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
For decades now, robots have been a key part of future visions in films and books. As long ago as 1920, Karel Čapek wrote a play called RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots). The first real robot, ‘Gargantuan’, was constructed between 1935 and 1937. It was made completely out of Meccano. Today’s industrial robots strongly resemble those introduced on...
report 2016
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