Human and organizational factors in companies on three separate tracks?
In his Industrial safety opinion piece, René Amalberti, director of the Foncsi, shows that human and organizational factors (HOF) are found in multiple approaches and company departments:
- the human resources (HR) department is responsible for the selection and recruitment of personnel, the social climate and skills
- the production department is responsible for the optimization of product quality and services
- the HSE department looks after safety, human error, occupational injuries and workplace accidents.
These three departments - HR, HSE and Production - each have their own structures and resources dedicated to HOF. A number of questions arise from this observation.
A global HOF approach versus a fragmented structure... let’s talk about it!
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