OXNARD, Calif., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DEKRA Insight, a global leader in safety at work, today announced the release of proprietary work describing the role of the human brain in workplace injuries and accidents. The work was developed by RoundTheClock Resources, Inc., a strategic partner of DEKRA Insight.
By applying recent neuroscience research to human performance in the workplace, Susan L. Koen, PhD has discovered some troubling facts: existing organizational cultures and procedures aren't aligned with the reality of how the human brain functions. The outcome is increased risk from what Dr.Koen has identified as brain-centered hazards.
"A great deal of progress in personal and process safety has been made through effective identification of hazards. But what if potential hazards are housed in the human brain? And, what if these brain-centered hazards are exacerbated by the fact that critical organizational elements—including work environments, technological interfaces, operating procedures, work schedules and even work cultures—are not aligned with how the human brain actually works," commented Dr. Koen.
In a newly released whitepaper, "Brain-Centered Hazards: Risks & Remedies," Koen outlines several brain-centered hazards and also sheds light on:
- How the brain's dual-process system can hamper human performance reliability
- How brain fatigue impairs reasoning and elevates risk-taking
- Clear examples of how to align organizational systems with the human brain
- The role leaders play in building brain-centered solutions into their safety systems
Koen continues, "Companies cannot continue with operations-as-usual that leave brain-centered hazards unidentified or unaddressed. Instead, new brain-aligned operational and safety defenses must be instituted to reduce exposures to these hazards."
DEKRA Insight also released a companion eBook, "Human Performance Reliability," available for download.
About DEKRA Insight
As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and partner to many of the world's largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. With a passionate, scientific approach to transforming safety, our clients mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner—and in the process, enhance business performance.
DEKRA Insight has over 500 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.
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