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Some insight is given on the probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) approach, focusing on the human error assessment. Some criteria are defined by which the techniques, currently in use, may be differentiated and classified, specially in consideration of the above discussion on the current role of operators in modern plants. A description is provided of some of these methods, comparing them with respect to the criteria previously set as well as from a methodological viewpoint.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 33 (1995) No. 18, pp. 113-135
ISBN: 0-8247-2286-8
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