Engineer's View of Human Error / Edition 2

Engineer's View of Human Error / Edition 2

by Trevor A. Kletz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0852952651

ISBN-13: 9780852952658

Pub. Date: 01/01/1991

Publisher: Institution of Chemical Engineers, The

This title looks at how people, as opposed to technology and computers within plants, are arguably the most unreliable factor, leading to dangerous situations. Identifies accidents in process plants that could have been prevented by better training, management, design, construction, maintenance, and methods of operation. The author believes the inevitability of

Overview

This title looks at how people, as opposed to technology and computers within plants, are arguably the most unreliable factor, leading to dangerous situations. Identifies accidents in process plants that could have been prevented by better training, management, design, construction, maintenance, and methods of operation. The author believes the inevitability of human error should be anticipated during the design process. The third edition adds more examples of accidents caused by human error.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852952658
Publisher:
Institution of Chemical Engineers, The
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition 1.Introduction 2.Accidents Caused by Simple Slips 3.Accidents that Could be Prevented by Better Training or Instructions 4.Accidents Due to a Lack of Physical or Mental Ability 5.Accidents Due to Failures to Follow Instructions 6.Accidents that Could be Prevented by Better Management 7.The Probability of Human Error 8.Some Accidents that Could Be Prevented by Better Design 9.Some Accidents that Could Be Prevented by Better Construction 10.Some Accidents that Could Be Prevented by Better Maintenance 11.Some Accidents that Could Be Prevented by Better Methods of Operation 12.Errors in Computer-Controlled Plants 13.Personal and Mangerial responsibility 14.The Adventures of Joe Soap and John Doe 15.Some Final Thoughts Postscript Appendix 1-Influences on Morale Appendix 2-Some Myths of Human Error Appendix 3- Some Thoughts on Sonata Form Further Reading Index

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