This volume presents a method to investigate the human performance issues associated with an accident or incident, with a detailed discussion of the types of data to collect, and methods of collecting and analyzing data. The book should be of interest to accident/incident investigators, specialists in nuclear, chemical processing, aviation and other critical industries, safety experts, researchers and students in the field of human error, human factors, ergonomics and industrial engineering, and government agencies for regulation, health and safety.
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Barry Strauch has lectured and taught human factors, aircraft accident investigation techniques, and human error to accident investigators, graduate students, and government and industry officials throughout the world. He is an adjunct faculty member of the psychology department of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, an instructor at George Washington University's aviation management certificate program in Washington, DC, and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Aviation Psychology. He has been with the National Transportation Safety Board for over 18 years as a human performance investigator, major aircraft accident investigator in charge, chief of the human performance division, and currently, Assistant Director for Instruction of the NTSB Academy. He has investigated accidents in all major transportation modes, involving vehicles ranging from passenger trains, to Boeing 747s, to nuclear attack submarines. He earned a PhD in educational psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and holds a commercial pilot certificate, with an instrument aeroplane rating.Review:
'...essential reading for the professional investigator and the serious student of the subject. Strauch is commendably thorough. Do not be discouraged from buying the book because you do not work in aviation. In fact, reading about accidents in other industries we see the causes more clearly as we are not involved.' Industrial Safety Magazine 'It is always exciting to receive new books from Ashgate in the sure expectancy of new findings and fresh interpretation...as hard to put down as a crime detection thriller, with carefully researched case histories revealing disastrous sequences of human error, maladministration and criminal neglect far stranger than fiction. This is an important and valuable book...' The RoSPA Occupational Safety and Health Journal
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Book Description Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2002. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP97129080
Book Description Ashgate Pub. Co., Burlington, VT, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. A few b/w photos. 302 pp. Dark blue cloth. Nice copy in like d.j. Bookseller Inventory # 41836