Human Reliability and the Cost of Doing Business
- DeMott, D. L.
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- Human error cannot be defined unambiguously in advance of it happening, it often becomes an error after the fact. The same action can result in a tragic accident for one situation or a heroic action given a more favorable outcome. People often forget that we employ humans in business and industry for the flexibility and capability to change when needed. In complex systems, operations are driven by their specifications of the system and the system structure. People provide the flexibility to make it work. Human error has been reported as being responsible for 60%80% of failures, accidents and incidents in highrisk industries. We don't have to accept that all human errors are inevitable. Through the use of some basic techniques, many potential human error events can be addressed. There are actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of human error.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20140008715., JSC-CN-31348., and Annual Maintenance and Reliability Symposium (2014); 14-15 Aug. 2014; Galveston, TX; United States.
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