Download e-book for iPad: Beyond Human Error: Taxonomies and Safety Science by Brendan Wallace,Alastair Ross

By Brendan Wallace,Alastair Ross

ISBN-10: 0849327180

ISBN-13: 9780849327186

A ground-breaking new ebook, Beyond Human mistakes: Taxonomies and safeguard technological know-how deconstructs the traditional proposal of “human blunders” and offers an entire new approach of injuries and the way they may be avoided. in line with examine performed within the rail, nuclear, and security industries, the authors convey how, by means of concentrating completely on ”human error,” structures and sociological elements are usually missed in modern safeguard technology. additionally they argue that the “information processing” view of human cognition, the root of the vast majority of safeguard technology and ergonomics, is hopelessly simplistic and results in useless or perhaps erroneous intervention recommendations.

Wallace and Ross discover how what they name the “technically rational” view of technology can bog down the method of making a taxonomy of blunders occasions, and the consequences this has for the present orthodoxy. In laying out the constraints of the “technically rational” standpoint, they in actual fact outline their very own substitute strategy. they start via demonstrating that the production of trustworthy taxonomies is important and supply examples of the way they created such taxonomies within the nuclear and rail industries. They cross directly to provide a critique of traditional “frequentist” information and supply coherent, effortless to exploit possible choices. They finish through re-analyzing notorious failures similar to theSpace travel Challenger twist of fate to illustrate how the “standard” view of those occasions ignores social and disbursed elements. The booklet concludes with a stimulating and provocative description of the results of this new strategy for safeguard technology, and the social sciences as a complete.

While delivering a transparent and intelligible advent to the idea of human errors and modern pondering in safeguard technological know-how, Wallace and Ross mount a problem to the outdated orthodoxy and supply a realistic substitute paradigm.

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