Accession Number : ADA442747


Title :   An Investigation of the Nontechnical Skills Required to Maximize the Safety and Productivity of U.S. Navy Divers


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 2003-Mar 2005


Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL


Personal Author(s) : O'Connor, Paul E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a442747.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Although U.S. Navy diving is remarkably safe, because of the high-risk environment in which the divers work, accidents and mishaps do occur. The U.S. Navy diving community is adept at identifying and mitigating technical problems. However, it is not as adept with the nontechnical or human factors that cause accidents. Safety research has shown that human performance problems most heavily shape risks in hazardous industries: the greatest cause of approximately 80% of naval aviation mishaps is generally regarded as human error.1,2 Nevertheless, little guidance to prevent or mitigate such accidents is available to divers.


Descriptors :   *DIVERS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , ACCIDENTS , RISK ANALYSIS , DIVING , SAFETY , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE