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The blame machine : why human error causes accidents, Robert B. Whittingham

Label
The blame machine : why human error causes accidents
Title
The blame machine
Title remainder
why human error causes accidents
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Whittingham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Understand how to improve safety by focussing on systems, not people
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whittingham, R. B.
Dewey number
363.1/065
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV675
LC item number
.W48 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Human engineering
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Human engineering
  • Fouten
  • Ongevallen
  • Ergonomie
  • Betrouwbaarheid
  • Analyse (algemeen)
Label
The blame machine : why human error causes accidents, Robert B. Whittingham
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part I Understanding human error -- 1 To err is human -- 1.1 Defining human error -- 1.2 Random and systemic errors -- References -- 2 Errors in practice -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Genotypes and phenotypes -- 2.3 The skill, rule and knowledge taxonomy -- 2.4 The generic error modelling system taxonomy -- References -- 3 Latent errors and violations -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Latent and active errors -- 3.3 Violations -- References -- 4 Human reliability analysis -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Measuring human reliability -- 4.3 Human reliability methods -- 4.4 Task decomposition -- 4.5 Error identification -- References -- 5 Human error modelling -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Basic probability theory -- 5.3 Error recovery -- 5.4 Error dependency -- References -- 6 Human error in event sequences -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Human reliability event trees -- 6.3 Scenario analysis -- 6.4 Overview of human error modelling -- Part II Accident case studies -- 7 Organizational and management errors -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 The Flixborough chemical plant disaster -- 7.3 The capsize of the Herald of Free Enterprise -- 7.4 Privatization of the railways -- References -- 8 Design errors -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 The fire and explosion at BP Grangemouth -- 8.3 The sinking of the ferry 'Estonia' -- 8.4 The Abbeystead explosion -- References -- 9 Maintenance errors -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Engine failure on the Royal Flight -- 9.3 The railway accident at Hatfield -- 9.4 The railway accident at Potters Bar -- References -- 10 Active errors in railway operations -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Signals passed at danger -- 10.3 The train accident at Purley -- 10.4 The driver's automatic warning system -- 10.5 The Southall and Ladbroke Grove rail accidents -- 10.6 Human error analysis of signals passed at danger -- 10.7 Driver protection against SPADs -- References -- 11 Active errors in aviation -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 The loss of flight KAL007 -- 11.3 The Kegworth accident -- References -- 12 Violations -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 The Chernobyl accident -- 12.3 The Airbus A320 crash at Mulhouse -- References -- 13 Incident response errors -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Fire on Swissair flight SR111 -- 13.3 The Channel Tunnel fire -- References -- 14 Conclusions -- 14.1 Human error and blame -- 14.2 Understanding human error -- 14.3 Human error in industry -- References -- Appendix: Train protection systems -- A.1 Introduction -- A.2 Protection against train collisions -- A.2.1 The time interval system -- A.2.2 The block system -- A.2.3 Multi-aspect signals -- A.2.4 The automatic warning system -- A.2.5 Train protection and warning system -- A.2.6 Automatic train protection -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N
Control code
123907455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080472126
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123907455
Label
The blame machine : why human error causes accidents, Robert B. Whittingham
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part I Understanding human error -- 1 To err is human -- 1.1 Defining human error -- 1.2 Random and systemic errors -- References -- 2 Errors in practice -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Genotypes and phenotypes -- 2.3 The skill, rule and knowledge taxonomy -- 2.4 The generic error modelling system taxonomy -- References -- 3 Latent errors and violations -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Latent and active errors -- 3.3 Violations -- References -- 4 Human reliability analysis -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Measuring human reliability -- 4.3 Human reliability methods -- 4.4 Task decomposition -- 4.5 Error identification -- References -- 5 Human error modelling -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Basic probability theory -- 5.3 Error recovery -- 5.4 Error dependency -- References -- 6 Human error in event sequences -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Human reliability event trees -- 6.3 Scenario analysis -- 6.4 Overview of human error modelling -- Part II Accident case studies -- 7 Organizational and management errors -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 The Flixborough chemical plant disaster -- 7.3 The capsize of the Herald of Free Enterprise -- 7.4 Privatization of the railways -- References -- 8 Design errors -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 The fire and explosion at BP Grangemouth -- 8.3 The sinking of the ferry 'Estonia' -- 8.4 The Abbeystead explosion -- References -- 9 Maintenance errors -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Engine failure on the Royal Flight -- 9.3 The railway accident at Hatfield -- 9.4 The railway accident at Potters Bar -- References -- 10 Active errors in railway operations -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Signals passed at danger -- 10.3 The train accident at Purley -- 10.4 The driver's automatic warning system -- 10.5 The Southall and Ladbroke Grove rail accidents -- 10.6 Human error analysis of signals passed at danger -- 10.7 Driver protection against SPADs -- References -- 11 Active errors in aviation -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 The loss of flight KAL007 -- 11.3 The Kegworth accident -- References -- 12 Violations -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 The Chernobyl accident -- 12.3 The Airbus A320 crash at Mulhouse -- References -- 13 Incident response errors -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Fire on Swissair flight SR111 -- 13.3 The Channel Tunnel fire -- References -- 14 Conclusions -- 14.1 Human error and blame -- 14.2 Understanding human error -- 14.3 Human error in industry -- References -- Appendix: Train protection systems -- A.1 Introduction -- A.2 Protection against train collisions -- A.2.1 The time interval system -- A.2.2 The block system -- A.2.3 Multi-aspect signals -- A.2.4 The automatic warning system -- A.2.5 Train protection and warning system -- A.2.6 Automatic train protection -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N
Control code
123907455
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080472126
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123907455

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