Beyond Aviation Human Factors: Safety in High Technology Systems

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Beyond Aviation Human Factors: Safety in High Technology Systems by Daniel E. Maurino.pdf

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Descriptions : The authors believe that a systematic organizational approach to aviation safety must replace the piecemeal approaches largely favoured in the past but this change needs to be preceded by information to explain why a new approach is necessary Accident records show a flattening of the safety curve since the early s Instead of new kinds of accident similar safety deficiencies have become recurrent features in accident reports This suggests the need to review traditional accident prevention strategies focussed almost exclusively on the action or inactions of front line operational personnel The organizational model proposed by the authors is one alternative means to pursue safety and prevention strategies in contemporary aviation it is also applicable to other production systems The model argues for a broadened approach which considers the influence of all organizations the blunt end involved in aviation operations in addition to individual human performance the sharp end If the concepts of systems safety and organizational accidents are to be advanced aviation management at all levels must be aware of them This book is intended to provide a bridge from the academic knowledge gained from research to the needs of practitioners in aviation It comprises six chapters the fundamentals background and justification for an organizational accident causation model to the flight deck maintenance and air traffic control environments The last chapter suggests different ways to apply the model as a prevention tool which furthermore enhances organizational effectiveness The value of the organizational framework pioneered by Professor Reason in analyzing safety in high technology production systems is felt by his co authors to have an enduring role to play both now and in coming decades Applied in this book it has been adopted by ICAO IFATCA IMO the US National Transportation Safety Board the Transportation Safety Board of Canada the Bureau of Ai

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