Optimizing Human Reliability: Mock-Up and Simulation Techniques in Waste Management

by D. J. Caccamise, EG&G Rocky Flats, Golden, United States,
C. S. Somers, EG&G Rocky Flats, Golden, United States,
A. L. Sebok, EG&G Rocky Flats, Golden, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993


This presentation describes an ongoing effort to incorporate human factors principles into the design and process development for waste management programs at a nuclear weapons plant. Through the use of mock-up and simulation techniques it has been possible to test and train personnel on proposed operations in a safe environment and redesign equipment to maximize safety and efficiency before actual work begins. This approach is described in the context of a specific case where a custom designed glovebag was developed to clean Pu from ventilation ducts in an operating facility.

Subject Headings: Waste management | Human factors | Optimization models | Building design | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Industrial wastes | Equipment and machinery

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