The deadline for submitting a paper for the 2016 SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility has been extended to 27 July. The conference will be 11–13 April in Stavanger, Norway, and the theme is “Sustaining Our Future Through Innovation and Collaboration.”
Decision making is a complicated human behavior that affects every level of an organization’s operations. In a presentation, “Decision Making: What Makes a Decision Good,” held by the SPE Human Factors Technical Section, industrial psychologist and consultant Margaret Crichton discussed the factors that affect individual and group decision-making strategies.
Ensuring safety within confined spaces is one of the more challenging aspects of maintenance projects. This considerable level of danger calls for extra safety measures, such as constant monitoring and record keeping of confined-space work by an attendant positioned at the opening. However, the duties of the attendant are restricted to the outside of the vessel. So how are activities conducted within the confined space actively monitored?