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Human Error Categories

These categories were defined as those causes that were apparent from the component inspection, field analysis, and discussions with plant hourly and salaried, operating and maintenance personnel. Based on discussions with others and the author company's experience, six error categories were selected, operational, design, maintenance practice, supervisory, manufacturing, and original equipment installation. In categorizing the causes we used the following definitions:

From "Understanding Why It Failed" by Neville W. Sachs, P.E. Sachs, Salvaterra & Associates, Syracuse, NY (back)