Codebreaker: Human Performance Improvement

September 2020 Codebreaker seminar: Human Performance Improvement

An improvement initiative underway at INL was the topic at the CAES Codebreaker seminar on September 3. The presentation by Duke Henningsen, “Human Performance Improvement Rejuvenation at Idaho National Laboratory,” explained the initiative and how it impacts all aspects of INL's mission, specifically the approach of failing safely and building a capacity for resilience.

Henningsen is a performance analyst and the Human Performance Improvement (HPI) lead practitioner for the Advanced Test Reactor. He will discuss the HPI effort, which is thriving across the laboratory. HPI is a philosophy that, when intentionally integrated into our work processes, helps protect employees, prevent damage to vital equipment or facilities, and avert interruptions to INL missions.

Henningsen, who recently earned his master’s in technology management from the University of Idaho, has been at INL since 2009, initially as a drafter for the Specific Manufacturing Capability. He transferred to the Materials and Fuels Complex in 2011 to work as a drafter, and moved in 2014 to ATR, where he has performed many roles, including cause analyst, lessons learned coordinator and compliance officer.

Go here for a recording of the presentation.