An Investigation of Human Error Analysis Techniques in Various Industries with Implications for the Korean Railway Industry

인적오류 분석기법의 국내외 활용 현황 및 국내 철도 산업에의 적용 방안

  • 백동현 (한양대학교 안산캠퍼스 경영학부) ;
  • 윤완철 (한국과학기술원 산업공학과) ;
  • 김동산 (한국과학기술원 산업공학과)
  • Published : 2007.02.28


Since human errors are being recognized as one of the primary issues in railway safety, there is a definite need for human error analysis techniques that can identify the types of errors and their causes and derive effective countermeasures to help reduce their future probability. But, for some reasons, there are not yet systematic procedures or techniques for analyzing human errors in the Korean railway industry. This paper introduces several techniques that have been developed and utilized for analyzing human errors in Korean and overseas nuclear power aviation railway, offshore oil industry, etc., and summarizes the strengths and weaknesses of each technique. Based on the Investigation of the techniques, the paper also discusses the implications for the development of a human error analysis system for the Korean railway industry.


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