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A Study of Methodology to Examine Organizational Root Causes through the Retrospect Error Analysis of Railroad Accident Cases
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A Study of Methodology to Examine Organizational Root Causes through the Retrospect Error Analysis of Railroad Accident Cases
Ra, Doo Wan; Cha, Woo Chang;
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 Abstract
Objective: This study proposes a systematic process to present the analysis methods and solutions of organizational root causes to human errors on the railroad. Background: In fact, organizational root cause such as organizational culture is an important factor in the safety concerns on human errors in the nuclear power plant, railroad and aircraft. Method: The proposed process is as follows: 1) define analysis boundary 2) select human error taxonomy 3) perform accident analysis 4) draw root causes with FGI 5) review root causes analysis with survey 6) chart analysis of root causes, and 7) propose alternatives and solutions. Results: As a result, root causes of the organizations like railroad and nuclear power plant came from the educational problems, violations, payoff system, safety culture and so forth. Conclusion: The proposed process does predict potential railroad accident through retrospect error analysis by building new human error taxonomies and problem solution. Application: This study would contribute to examination of the relationship between human error-based accidents and organizational root causes.
 Keywords
Organizational culture;Human error;Root cause;Safety culture;
 Language
English
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