Background


"It has been estimated that up to 90% of all workplace accidents have human error as a cause" by a number of studies.The term 'human failure' is used in this module to refer to errors and violations, newspaper headlines tend to use 'human error' as a blanket term for both.

Human error was a factor in almost all the highly publicised accidents in recent memory. The costs in terms of human life and money are high.

Placing emphasis on reducing human error may help to reduce these costs. The module provides an insight view about the causes of human errors and suggests the way to reduce the errors.

 

 
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