Investigations of recent major accidents invariably have pointed to the role of human error and it is often stated that 80-90 % of all accidents are caused by human error. The concept of human error is, however, very elusive. Careful analyses of such accidents tend to show that they are not caused by a stochastic coincidence of faults and human errors, but by a systemic erosion of the defenses due to decision making under competitive pressure in a dynamic environment. The presentation will discuss the nature of human error and the risk management problems found in a dynamic, competitive society facing a fast pace of technological change.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Foundation for Advancement of International Science: FAIS 1995 Forum; Safety Control and Risk Management|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|Event||FAIS 1995 Forum; Safety Control and Risk Management - Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 18 Jul 1995 → 19 Jul 1995
|Conference||FAIS 1995 Forum; Safety Control and Risk Management|
|Period||18/07/1995 → 19/07/1995|