Notes on human error analysis and prediction

Jens Rasmussen

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    Abstract

    The notes comprise an introductory discussion of the role of human error analysis and prediction in industrial risk analysis. Following this introduction, different classes of human errors and role in industrial systems are mentioned.
    Problems related to the prediction of human behaviour in reliability and safety
    analysis are formulated and "criteria for analyzability" which must be met by industrial systems so that a systematic analysis can be performed are suggested.
    The appendices contain illustrative case stories and a review of human error reports for the task of equipment calibration and testin gas found in the US Licensee Event Reports.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages53
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0566-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1978
    SeriesRisø-M
    Number2139
    ISSN0418-6435

    Keywords

    • Risø-M-2139

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