Chapter 41. Accident and Incident Investigation

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department2,3
  1. Patrick G. Dempsey Director of Experimental Programs

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch41

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Dempsey, P. G. (2006) Accident and Incident Investigation, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, 71 Frankland Road, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • accident investigation;
  • systems safety techniques;
  • case-crossover methodology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Principles of Accident Investigation

  • Epidemiologic Approaches

  • Systems Safety Techniques

  • Swiss Cheese and the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System

  • Conclusions

  • References