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This paper discusses how the problem of handling human erroneous behaviour can appropriately be studied by a methodology that comprises four modelling phases: (i) a paradigm of human behaviour; (ii) a taxonomy and related tables for human erroneous actions; (iii) the evaluation of the correlations with the real working environment; (iv) the procedure for applying the methodology to different types of analysis and at different levels of complexity. The methodology has been developed for supporting all possible applications of human factor studies, namely the design and the safety assessments of technological systems. The results of some applications to the domain of nuclear reactor and civil aviation for prospective and retrospective studies of real and postulated accidents are discussed.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Special issue (1995)
Record Number: 199511316 / Last updated on: 1995-11-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en