Speaker World Usability Congress 2018

Mike Hanna

Management Systems Coordinator, CATi

Safety and Usability in the Oil and Gas Industry


Usability in the Oil and Gas worker is a matter of life and death.  Operational behaviors involving risk must be driven by procedures – that is the law.  Traditionally documents are well written and technically accurate but are not engineered for usability.  The results can be fatal.  Usability engineering save lives.  We can demonstrate, with real world examples, how usability engineering can reduce accidents.


Behavior driving procedures cannot be crafted with the traditional tools of technical writing.  Users are not readers. The pressures of regulatory compliance, process complexity, and a wide spectrum of risk require documents to compensate for human behavioral needs. By applying research about human behavior, the Petrochemical industry is adopting behavioral methodologies to make the workers safer and more efficient.  Safety and Usability cannot be separated.

Find more mind-blowing speakers in our conference agenda.


Safety and UX: Journey to Zero is a Dead End

Industrial safety experts are trained to look at all the contributors to an incident. Administrative, engineering, human factors are taken into consideration.  Current behavioral safety methodology has the luxury, and the curse, of hindsight

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Year: 2018

Date: Thursday, October 18th

Time: 11:20

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