Human Fatigue Risk Management: Improving Safety In The Chemical Processing Industry by Susan L. Murray

Human Fatigue Risk Management: Improving Safety In The Chemical Processing Industry

bySusan L. Murray, Matthew S. ThimganEditorSusan L. Murray

Paperback | June 21, 2016

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Human Fatigue Risk Management: Improving Safety in the Chemical Processing Industryteaches users everything they need to know to mitigate the risk of fatigued workers in a plant or refinery. As human fatigue has been directly linked to several major disasters, the book explores the API RP 755 guidelines that were released to reduce these types of incidents. This book will help users follow API RP 755 and/or implement a fatigue risk management system in their organization.

Susan Murray, a recognized expert in the field of sleep deprivation and its relation to high hazard industries, has written this book to be useful for HSE managers, plant and project managers, occupational safety professionals, and engineers and managers in the chemical processing industry. As scheduling of shifts is an important factor in reducing fatigue and accident rates, users will learn the benefits of more frequent staff rotation and how to implement an ideal scheduling plan.

The book goes beyond API RP 755, offering more detailed understanding of why certain measures for managing fatigue are beneficial to a company, including examples of how theory can be put into practice. It is a simple, digestible book for managers who are interested in addressing human factor issues at their workplace in order to raise safety standards.



  • Covers sleep, sleep disorders, and the consequences of fatigue as related to high-hazard industries
  • Helps improve safety standards at the plant level
  • Provides information on how to comply with API RP 755 and related OSHA 29CFR1910 articles
  • Relates fatigue and human performance to accidents, helping readers make a case for implementing a human fatigue risk management policy, which, in turn, prevents loss of property and life

About The Author

Susan L. Murray, Ph.D., P.E., Professor - Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technologyhttp://web.mst.edu/Matthew S. Thimgan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences, Missouri University of Science and Technology. Matthew has over 10 years experience in sleep biology, and his resea...
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Title:Human Fatigue Risk Management: Improving Safety In The Chemical Processing IndustryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 21, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128024127

ISBN - 13:9780128024126

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The consequences of fatigue in the process industries

Chapter 2: Basics of sleep biology

Chapter 3: Circadian rhythms and sleep circadian interactions

Chapter 4: Sleep hygiene recommendations

Chapter 5: Sleep disorders

Chapter 6: Fatigue and human performance

Chapter 7: Fatigue and accidents

Chapter 8: Fatigue-related regulations and guidelines

Chapter 9: Fatigue counter measures

Chapter 10: Work shifts

Chapter 11: Work environment

Chapter 12: Work task design

Chapter 13: Employee training

Chapter 14: Naps

Chapter 15: Compounds that alter sleep and wakefulness

Chapter 16: Creating a fatigue risk management system (FRMS)

Chapter 17: Accident investigation