Reliability Engineering Techniques Applied to the Human Failure Analysis Process

Vicente González-Prida (University of Seville, Spain & National University of Distance Education, Spain), Carlos Parra (Ingecon, Panama), Adolfo Crespo (University of Seville, Spain), Fredy A. Kristjanpoller (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile), and Pablo Viveros Gunckel (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 179
EISBN13: 9781668443958|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7943-5.ch007
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Human reliability and human error are factors that are present in all areas: industrial, economic, social, etc. All these areas require to a greater or lesser extent a physical and mental effort to satisfy their own needs, those of others, or established requirements that, depending on the circumstances and the nature of the person, can lead to errors. Certainly, it is not possible to find a single human reliability method that can meet all the expectations and technical demands related to the analysis of human errors. However, it is important to note that the orientation of all human reliability methods is focused on the study and analysis of the risk factor (frequency by consequences). In other words, as can be observed throughout this chapter, all human reliability methodologies seek to help us reduce the uncertainty in the process of evaluating the frequencies of unforeseen events (human errors) and the consequences that such human errors can bring to safety, the environment, and the operations within the framework of an industrial production process.
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