Recreational Boating Safety Education Methodology (RBSEM).
Final rept. Dec 77-Apr 79 on Phase 1,
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The data management system presented in this report is intended for use by U.S. Coast Guard personnel in developing recreational boating safety education programs. RBSEM provides an integrated approach which involves computerized, manual, and interactive operations, with substantial judgemental input by Coast Guard personnel at several stages. A specialized data file is constructed by drawing a sample of accidents from the current Coast Guard boating accident file. The sampled accidents are subjected to several analytical procedures. Fault trees are used to identify accident initiators. Documentation for the revision of existent cause analysis trees and for the development of new trees for four additional accident types is included. The accidents are reviewed to determine the presence of associated factors events and conditions related, though not necessarily in direct causal fashion, to accident occurrence. Operator alternatives behaviors which might have averted or mitigated the severity of the accident are identified.
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- Safety Engineering