How To: Reduce Human Failure

Article by Janette Edmonds

THERE is a recurring number that despite magnificent developments in technical safety doesn’t seem to go away. That number is 80, and it relates to the percentage of incidents that in some way has been contributed to by a human. It is a recurring average across industry and in different settings. Looking on the bright side, it means that there is huge scope to make a significant improvement.

Article by Janette Edmonds

Director and Principal Consultant Ergonomist , The Kiel Centre

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