Accession Number:

ADA458863

Title:

Human Factors in Incident Investigation and Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Report Date:

2002-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

Studies of offshore and maritime incidents accidents and near-misses show that 80 or more involve human error, By investigating incidents we can identify safety problems and take corrective actions to prevent future such events, While many offshore and maritime companies have incident investigation programs in place most fall short in identifying and dealing with human errors, This paper discusses how to incorporate human factors into an incident investigation program. Topics include data collection and analysis and how to determine the types of safety interventions appropriate to safeguard against the identified risks, Examples are provided from three organizations that have established their own human factors investigation programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE