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Human factors methods and accident analysis : practical guidance and case study applications

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363.1065 SALh
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Length:
xxii, 193 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Publisher:
Farnham, U.K. : Ashgate
Year:
2011
ISBN-ISSN:
9781409405191
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Books
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1
Abstract:

Provides an overview of, and practical guidance on, the range of human factors (HF) methods that can be used for the purposes of accident analysis and investigation in complex sociotechnical systems. The book begins with an overview of different accident causation models and an introduction to the concepts of accident analysis and investigation. It then presents a discussion focussing on the importance of, and difficulties associated with, collecting appropriate data for accident analysis purposes.

Following this, a range of HF-based accident analysis methods are described, as well as step-by-step guidance on how to apply them. To demonstrate how the different methods are applied, and what the outputs are, the book presents a series of case study applications across a range of safety critical domains. It concludes with a chapter focussing on the data challenges faced when collecting, coding and analysing accident data, along with future directions in the area.

Content includes: Machine generated contents note: 1.Accidents, Accident Causation Models and Accident Analysis Methods -- 2.Human Factors Methods for Accident Analysis -- 3.AcciMap: Lyme Bay Sea Canoeing and Stockwell Mistaken Shooting Case Studies -- 4.The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System: Australian General Aviation and Mining Case Studies -- 5.The Critical Decision Method: Retail Store Worker Injury Incident Case Study -- 6.Propositional Networks: Challenger II Tank Friendly Fire Case Study -- 7.Critical Path Analysis: Ladbroke Grove Case Study -- 8.Human Factors Methods Integration: Operation Provide Comfort Friendly Fire Case Study -- 9.Discussion.

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