By (author) James Reason
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Human Error by James Reason
Book DescriptionHuman Error, published in 1991, is a major theoretical integration of several previously isolated literatures. Particularly important is the identification of cognitive processes common to a wide variety of error types. Technology has now reached a point where improved safety can only be achieved on the basis of 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 reliability of hazardous technologies. As such, it is essential reading not only for cognitive scientists and human factors specialists, but also for reliability engineers and risk managers. No existing book speaks with so much clarity to both the theorists and the practitioners of human reliability.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521314190
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Reason
Organizational Accidents Revisited, Paperback (January 2016)
Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents introduced the notion of an 'organizational accident'. These are rare but often calamitous events that occur in complex technological systems operating in hazardous circumstances. The book advocates that system safety should require the integration of systemic factors with individual mental skills.
Human Contribution, Hardback (December 2008)
Intends to explore the human contribution to both the reliability and resilience of complex well-defended systems. This book considers the human as a hazard, a system component whose unsafe acts are implicated in the majority of catastrophic breakdowns.
Managing Maintenance Error, Hardback (May 2003)
This is a down-to-earth practitioner's guide to managing maintenance error. It deals with human risks generally and the special human performance problems arising in maintenance, as well as providing an engineer's guide for their understanding and the solution.
Beyond Aviation Human Factors, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by James Reason
Traditional accident prevention strategies focus almost exclusively on the actions of front-line aviation personnel. This text argues for a broadened approach, which considers the influence of all organizations involved in aviation operations, in addition to individual human performance.
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