Human Reliability

Human Reliability

Analysis, Prediction, and Prevention of Human Errors

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Author: K.S. Park
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297279

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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.

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.

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  • No. of pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1987
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297279

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K.S. Park

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