This area focuses on daily communication and situational dialog among plant personnel and explores opportunities to use information technology that improves site-wide coordination in all situations. Representative projects include:

  • Shift Handover Analysis - quantify the benefits of a structured shift handover (logs, checklists, displays, etc.) approach to identify minimum requirements for effective handover of information across operators.

  • Requirements for Effective Electronic Shift Logs - evaluate the usability of existing logging tools, assess use cases for log use, work processes for logging, issues related to shift handover, and requirements (practices, content, functional) for effective electronic logs.