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Human Reliability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444427274, 9781483297279

Human Reliability, Volume 7

1st Edition

Analysis, Prediction, and Prevention of Human Errors

Author: K.S. Park
eBook ISBN: 9781483297279
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 346
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Table of Contents

Humanum est Errare. Psychology of Human Error. Human Error. Human Engineering in Systems Design. Basic Concepts and Measures of Reliability. Analysis of System Reliability. Human Reliability Prediction. New Horizons. References. Subject Index.


The objectives of Human Reliability are to build reliability into the job, into the machine, and into the environment, and to let man perform naturally. In this book the author shows how these objectives can be achieved by concentrating on human reliability issues during the design stage. This is done by illustrating the relationships between various design features and some aspect of human performance, e.g. human errors.

The book is designed as a practical guide to the daily performance of tasks in Human Reliability as well as a general reference and tutorial introduction to the field. It is therefore both practical and theoretical: the first four chapters focus on principles and ramifications relevant to human error prevention; the latter four are primarily concerned with human reliability analysis and prediction methodology. Throughout the book there are extensive references, numerous ready-to-use recommendations, formulas and mathematical models, and computer programs for human reliability work for analyzing, predicting and preventing human errors in a variety of situations. Though some of the material requires undergraduate training in engineering, the more difficult mathematical expositions can be omitted without loss of continuity, but are available for the reader who needs a more complete understanding of the relevant theory.


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@qu:The book is most comprehensive and can be used as a practical guide to the daily performance of tasks in human reliability, as well as a general reference and tutorial introduction to the discipline... very readable... a very valuable contribution to the increasing important subject of human reliability, and should be on the bookshelf of every electronics designer and engineer.
@source:Microelectronic Reliability

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K.S. Park