Human Factors Challenges in Disaster Management Scenario

  • Fabio De Felice
  • Antonella Petrillo
  • Federico ZomparelliEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


The present chapter aims to propose a model to manage complexity during a disaster accident caused by human factors and errors. The model allows to evaluate the human error probability under critical conditions and stress conditions. A hybrid model based on Simulator for Human Error Probability Analysis (SHERPA) is proposed and analyzed. A specific area of application is investigated concerning the human behavior during an emergency situations in a petrochemical plant. Furthermore, the chapter proposes an innovative approaches for monitoring the human factors in industrial plant through KPIs indicators. The model is implemented in a real case study concerning a petrochemical company.


Human factors emergency management SHERPA KPIs HRA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio De Felice
    • 1
  • Antonella Petrillo
    • 1
  • Federico Zomparelli
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.University of Cassino and Southern LazioCassinoItaly

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