Sr. Occupational Health Advisor
Petroleum Development Oman LLC
Jose was born in Caracas, Venezuela, 63 years ago. He has a Material’s Engineer bachelor’s degree, 2 Masters Science, one in Radiation Protection other in Occupational Health and a Diploma in Hydrocarbon International Business Management. His 38 years’ experience was obtained working as Occupational Health Advisor, Product Stewardship and Health Physics specialist in the Oil and Gas Industry and other Basic Industries. He started at Royal Dutch Shell in 1999 as occupational hygienist till 2003, then as Latin America Occupational Health Leader and Corporate HSE Manager for Shell Venezuela till 2013 when started to work in PDO as Senior Occupational Health Advisor. Jose had participated in more than 100 courses and conferences around the World and is currently member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Product Stewardship Society, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist, the British Occupational Hygiene Society and Health Physics Society.
Topic: Human Factors (HF) in High Reliability Organizations (HRO)
Abstract: Technology is wreaking havoc and providing a new way of thinking that makes the human factor central to the design of effective technology in the modern world. The problems we are facing as a society are so complex and so pressing that simply require the adaptation of professional disciplines to human nature on a grand scale. Human characteristics and behaviors are intrinsically linked with the functioning of the technology people design and operations. Not only do humans impact the functioning of our technology, technology can also influence human decisions and actions. We need a common vision to bring all these people and disciplines together to address an essential goal, to use technology to solve our very pressing human and societal problems. The Human Factor can provide the unifying goal and conceptual framework to unite all the required strands of effort and expertise to achieve the level of a HRO.