The ORCA Project: Operational Resilience and Cognitive Awareness

The course will address issues surrounding diving incidents and fatalities.  Discussion of human factors concerns will be a part of the course. 


Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 8am - 5:30pm
Posted: 5/17/2022
Schedule: pdf version

The Problem:  An overview of accident and excess risk:
0800-0815 Welcome/ Introduction to ORCA Jim Chimiak, Dick Sadler, Frauke Tillmans
0815-0840  Lessons in cognitive awareness Dick Sadler
Accidents, Cognition and Safety Interface:
0840-0900 Operational Diving Resilience: From simple to complex Michael Lang
0900-0930 Diving incident reporting at DAN and the vision of participative learning Frauke Tillmans
0930-0945 BREAK  
Cognitive Psychology vs Cognitive Systems
0945-1015 Using human factors to mitigate risk and improve operational effectiveness LCDR Matt Shipman
The Sharp End:
1015-1045 “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” Increasing SCUBA Diver Survivability: A Navy SEAL’s Hot Tips for Diving Safety CAPT Henry Casey
1045-1115 Human factors lessons learned is subsea and space operations Michael Gernhardt
1115-1145 Operational Risk Management Lessons from Aerospace Operations Jon Clark
1145-1230 LUNCH  
Improvement Tools:
1230-1300 Lessons from breath-hold diving Kirk Krack
1300-1330 ORCA dashboard (DD/DABOS/GAR) Jim Chimiak
LT Josh Fredrick
1330-1345 BREAK  
1345-1415 The USN Experience CAPT David Regis
1415-1435 Potential Needle-Movers for Recreational Diving Karl Shreeves
1435-1455 The Secret to Teaching Human Factors in Scuba Diving Jeff Seckendorf
1455-1520 From accident cause analysis to injury prevention Petar Denoble
1520-1550 Saving lives in diving: lessons from checklists in healthcare Simon Mitchell
1550-1730 SUMMARY Tillmans, Sadler, Mitchell

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