A Review on the Field Activities for the Human Error Prevention in a Semiconductor Company

반도체 회사의 인적 오류 예방 활동 사례 및 검토

  • Lee, Yong-Hee (I&C and Human Factors Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)) ;
  • Lee, Yong-Hee (I&C and Human Factors Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)) ;
  • Ruy, Jae-Seng (CAO ESH Team, Hynix Semiconductor Inc.)
  • Received : 2011.01.31
  • Accepted : 2011.02.09
  • Published : 2011.02.28


While human error happens repeatedly in the semiconductor industry in Korea, which has brought a tremendous loss from manpower, welfare etc., there are limitations to human error prevention activities. When a semiconductor company introduces new machines and facilities from Japan or Germany, the companies often do not consider human factors in the design. Also, semiconductor companies are so occupied with promoting increased productivity, their attention to human errors has been pushed aside. Negative aspects of technical exchange associated with safety management are one aspect of the industry's nature. A semiconductor company recently began acknowledging on the back of TQM(Total Quality Management) that human error has a decisive effect on the safety. There are a number of uncontrollable and hard to handle event sets because the nature of these events with a human error may often be threatened or very intensive. It is strongly required that systemic studies should be performed to grasp the whole picture of a current situation for hazard factors. This study aims to examine the human error approach through the case of human error prevention field activities in a semiconductor industry compared with the activities and experience in nuclear power plants.


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