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2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
The Total Operations Management for Safety Critical Activities (TOSCA) project is aimed at developing a safety management framework that integrates best practices, tools and methods for functional analysis, risk assessment, interactive emergency scenarios analysis, performance monitoring, design review, training and knowledge management. The TOSCA approach is described by a T-model based around a central ‘Common Operational Picture’ (COP) that holds information regarding the operational system, and is used to support risk assessment and management. The information held in the COP may be represented in different ways but should be accessible to all stakeholders in order to analyse and communicate risk, and to support training and procedure design.
Leva, M.C., Kontogiannis, T., & Balfe, N. (2015). Human factors at the core of total safety management: The need to establish a common operational picture. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, Staverton Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire, 13-16, April. doi.org/10.21427/jp83-5q80