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Useful safety and reliability web links

Useful safety and reliability web links evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists

British Safety Council
Agency promoting health and safety.

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) 
UK-based professional society for ergonomists, human factors specialists and those involved in user-centred design. The CIEHF maintains a list of registered consultancies providing support to most industries.

Energy Institute 
Professional body for the energy industry delivering good practice and professionalism across the depth and breadth of the sector. A wealth of information on human and organisation factors is provided by the EI.

Ergonomics 4 Schools
Basic information on a wide range of human factors topics such as controls, displays and product design, in a very accessible manner. Although the website is designed for secondary school students and teachers it offers a good grounding in many ergonomics principles.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
EU agency, publishes research and practical information, guidelines and case studies.

The European Process Safety Centre (EPSC)
Process industry membership body; some advice documents available to non-members.

Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)
Some research reports and articles available for free.

Resource providing information on the integration of human factors in the defence industry. Includes links to human factors guidance documents produced by the defence technology centre, and the UK human factors defence standard (Def Stan 00-250).

HSE: Health and safety in the engineering industry
Health and Safety Executive (UK regulator) guidance for the engineering industry.

HSE: Human factors
Health and Safety Executive guidance pages on human factors.

The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Publishes some free guidance.

Institution of Occupational Health and Safety

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) - Safety
Free access to safety research and guidance for the oil and gas industry.

National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
US agency - publishes free guidance on workplace safety.

Safety and Reliability Society
Professional body for engineers working in safety and reliability.

A Step Change in Safety (‘Step Change’)
Membership body promoting safety in the UK oil industry - publishes free guidance documents.

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