2-11-1 Iwadokita, Komae-shi, Tokyo 201-8511 Japan
TEL : +81-3-3480-2111
Triggered by the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear accidents in 1979 and 1986, the Human Factors Research Center (HFC) was established in 1987 to promote researches for improving safety and reliability at nuclear power plants by reducing human errors. Research activities in human factors aim for improving safety level at work by considering the human-machine interface, environment, and adaptation to society. HFC conducts a wide range of research activities not only in the nuclear industry but also in various other industries in order to enhance the so-called "Human Factors Culture - forming a safety climate by placing importance on human".
HFC has been preparing various educational materials to ensure safety climate and culture, such as human related incidents analyses and lessons learned from experiences, by taking proactive actions to prevent recurrence and other proactive measures.
For Sharing Lessons Learned from Past Events
For Promoting Safety Consciousness
For Understanding Human Factors
Recognizing the importance of the human factors using videos and slides and providing teaching materials for such promotion.
Contributing to the solving of issues related to safety cultures.
Various kinds of human factors lectures and seminars are prepared according to the participants and level of understanding. These seminars include fundamental, intermediate and advanced types.
We dispatch lecturers to in-house safety seminars and offer curriculum to train in-house specialists and experts in human factors. The scope covered is general safety, safety culture, and total human factors engineering for a wide varieties of industries.
HFC carries out intensive efforts to transfer techniques obtained from our various fields of researches to the electric and other industries, in order to prevent human errors in the field.
Services to provide database, analysis tools, and softwares developed by HFC.