Staffing Levels: Methods for Assessing Requirements

  • Angelia Sebok
  • Beth Plott
Conference paper


Technological innovations and the increasing role of automation in advanced systems raise questions about the role of the human operator and the number of humans required to run these systems. This chapter discusses a variety of approaches to evaluating staffing requirements and describes in detail two HAMMLAB studies performed to evaluate staffing requirements in advanced versus conventional nuclear power plant control rooms.


Task Analysis Situation Awareness Staffing Level Conventional Plant Scenario Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alion Science and Technology, MA&D OperationBoulderUSA

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