Work practices, fatigue, and nuclear power plant safety performance.

  title={Work practices, fatigue, and nuclear power plant safety performance.},
  author={Kirsten Baker and Jon Olson and D. Morisseau},
  journal={Human factors},
  volume={36 2},
This paper focuses on work practices that may contribute to fatigue-induced performance decrements in the commercial nuclear power industry. Specifically, the amount of overtime worked by operations, technical, and maintenance personnel and the 12-h operator shift schedule are studied. Although overtime for all three job categories was fairly high at a number of plants, the analyses detected a clear statistical relationship only between operations overtime and plant safety performance. The… CONTINUE READING

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