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Author Peters, George A., 1924-

Title Human error : causes and control / George A. Peters, Barbara J. Peters
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Data collection -- Risk assessment -- Alternative analytic methods -- Behavioral vectors -- Countermeasures (remedies) -- Human factors design guidelines -- Testing and functional validation -- Managerial errors -- Institutional and organizational errors -- Management challenges -- Professional responsibility (ethics) -- Discussion questions
Summary Applying and extending principles that can help prevent consumer error, worker fault, managerial mistakes, and organizational blunders, the book provides useful information on theories, methods, and specific techniques for controlling human error. It forms a how-to manual of good practice, focusing on identifying human error, its causes, and how to control or prevent it. It presents constructs that assist in optimizing human performance and to achieve higher safety goals.--ERGONOMICSnetBASE description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Humans
Decision Making
Ethics, Professional
Research Design
Risk Assessment
Accidents -- Prevention
Cognitive psychology
Decision making
Errors -- Prevention
Human engineering
Professional ethics
Risk assessment
Form Electronic book
Author Peters, Barbara J., 1950-
ISBN 1420008110