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Human Error - James Reason

Paperback Published: 26th October 1990
ISBN: 9780521314190
Number Of Pages: 320

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Modern technology has now reached a point where improved safety can only be achieved through a better understanding of human error mechanisms. In its treatment of major accidents, the book spans the disciplinary gulf between psychological theory and those concerned with maintaining the reliabiblity of hazardous technologies. Much of the theoretical structure is new and original, and of particular importance is the identification of cognitive processes common to a wide variety of error types.

"...an in-depth analytical framework of human error..." Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing "...a comprehensive and often innovative treatment of human error that is both readable and informative." Gavan Lintern, Human Factors Society Bulletin

The nature of error
Studies of human error
Performance levels and error types
Cognitive under-specification and error forms
A design for a fallible machine
The detection of errors
Latent errors and systems disasters
Assessing and reducing the risks associated with human error
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ISBN: 9780521314190
ISBN-10: 0521314194
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th October 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.44

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