WIT Press


The Analysis Of Unconscious Action As A Dangerous Factor And The Promotion Of Risk Aversion Action

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE130211

Volume

134

Pages

8

Page Range

225 - 232

Published

2014

Size

1,003 kb

Author(s)

G. Hotta, M. Fukunaga, Y. Ohbuchi & H. Sakamoto

Abstract

Near accident data from chemical company safety division reports was analyzed with a view towards understanding workers’ actions surrounding infrequent operations. It was found that 1) although workers received safety education, they were often injured or the cause of accidents. And 2) because workers often do not communicate with co-workers about workplace dangers, many patterns of accidents are repeated. An infrequent accident model was created to experimentally collect data about worker behavior to see if the situation was actually as implied above. The experimental data was then analyzed using Factor Analysis. The results showed that assumptions 1 and 2 had been correct and safety education recommendations are given to improve worker safety. Keywords: near accident, infrequent operation, factor analysis, risk-taking, situations, psychological tests, risk reduction.

Keywords

near accident, infrequent operation, factor analysis, risk-taking, situations, psychological tests, risk reduction