Maria Chiara Leva

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The paper deals with the development of a simulator for approaching human errors in complex operational frameworks (e.g., plant commissioning). The aim is to integrate the quantification capabilities of the so-called ‘first-generation’ human reliability assessment (HRA) methods with a cognitive evaluation of the operator. The simulator allows analysing both(More)
The Dinamic Risk Modelling was a research project aimed at developing a simulation approach able to provide a quantitative analysis of some critical activities of Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators considering the organizational context in which they take place, the main cognitive processes underneath, and the possibility to inform the analysis using(More)
This paper presents the findings of research relating to the specification of a new human factors report, conducted as part of the work requirements for the Human Integration into the Lifecycle of Aviation Systems project, sponsored by the European Commission. Specifically, it describes the proposed concept for a unique report, which will form the basis for(More)
This paper presents the preliminary progress of an industry driven programme to improve the data monitoring of safety/hazard near miss reporting from front line staff of a branch of a multinational energy supply company in Ireland. The paper discusses the main factors that emerged as possible causes for underreporting and the course of action selected for(More)
Research shows that there are many factors that can influence the operation of a “Reporting Culture” within organisations, ranging from the attitudes to the workers, to the methodology implemented, to the managerial attitudes within the organisation (Reason, 1998). Understanding and modelling these factors may help develop an optimum reporting system.(More)
The paper introduces an approach and a tool for representing tasks in the workplace as it emerged from a research finalized in reproducing safety critical tasks in Virtual Reality (VR) simulations. In the context of an EU research project called Virthualis. The tool, developed to address the needs of three different user groups, supports data collection and(More)
The paper presents a topological risk mapping for aircraft overruns. The proposed procedure is based on the study published in 2008 by Hall et al. (Analysis of aircraft overruns and undershoots for runway safety areas. Airport Cooperative Research Program. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board; 2008). In that study the authors performed an analysis(More)