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An Operational Model for Developing Process Operator Students’ Safety Competence in on-the-Job Learning

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Systems Engineering and Design III
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2020): Future Trends and Applications, September 22-24, 2020, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Tareq Ahram, Darko Etinger, Nicola Tanković, Redha Taiar
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-58282-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-58281-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications
Period1/01/00 → …


In the safety-critical process industry, safety competence is emphasized. It is essential to ensure that process operator students adopt good safety competence during their studies. Due to Finnish vocational education and training (VET) reform, on-the-job learning has increased, inducing a need for new methods. In this study, an operational model for developing process operator students’ safety competence in on-the-job learning was constructed and evaluated. The model was compiled in cooperation with six process industry companies, five VET organizations, and eight expert organizations. The main data collection methods were interviews and workshops. The model consists of eight phases and provides instructions, tools, and good practices for implementing on-the-job learning. Companies and VET organizations considered the model useful and identified several purposes of use for the model.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland