38. Accident and Incident Investigation

  1. Gavriel Salvendy3,4
  1. Patrick G. Dempsey1,2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch38

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Dempsey, P. G. (2012) Accident and Incident Investigation, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch38

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 4

    Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Konstantina Doulgeraki Research Engineer, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and, Technology—Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528389

Online ISBN: 9781118131350

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Keywords:

  • accident and incident investigation;
  • accident investigation, principles;
  • case-crossover methodology;
  • management oversight, risk tree;
  • Swiss cheese, human factors analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Principles of Accident Investigation

  • Epidemiological Approaches

  • Systems Safety Techniques

  • Swiss Cheese and Human Factors Analysis and Classification System

  • Conclusions

  • References