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  • Safety-I and Safety-IIby Erik Hollnagel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book analyses and explains the principles behind Safety-I and Safety-II and approaches and considers the past and future of safety management practices. The analysis makes use of common examples and cases from domains such as aviation, nuclear power production, process management and health care. The final chapters explain the theoretical and... more...

  • Resilience Engineering in Practice, Volume 2by Christopher P. Nemeth; Erik Hollnagel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    This volume describes how safety can change from being protective to being productive, thereby improving the resilience of the system. This is the fifth book published within the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series. The first introduced resilience engineering broadly. The second and third established the research foundation for the real-world... more...

  • Handbook of Cognitive Task Designby Erik Hollnagel

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 273.00

    This Handbook serves as a single source for theories, models, and methods related to cognitive task design. It provides the scientific and theoretical basis required by industrial and academic researchers, as well as the practical and methodological guidance needed by practitioners who face problems of building safe and effective human-technology... more...

  • The ETTO Principleby Erik Hollnagel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 39.95

    Accident investigation and risk assessment have for decades focused on the human factor, most notably in the form of "human error". Countless books and papers have been written about how to identify, classify, eliminate, prevent and compensate for "human error". This preoccupation with failure is near universal and can be found... more...

  • Safer Complex Industrial Environmentsby Erik Hollnagel

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 104.95

    While a quick response can save you in a time of crisis, avoiding a crisis remains the best defense. When dealing with complex industrial systems, it has become increasingly obvious that preparedness requires a sophisticated understanding of human factors as they relate to the functional characteristics of socio-technology systems. Edited by industrial... more...

  • FRAM: The Functional Resonance Analysis Methodby Erik Hollnagel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 39.95

    There has not yet been a comprehensive method that goes behind 'human error' and beyond the failure concept, and various complicated accidents have accentuated the need for it. The Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) fulfils that need. This book presents a detailed and tested method that can be used to model how complex and dynamic... more...

  • Joint Cognitive Systemsby Erik Hollnagel; David D. Woods

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 129.95

    Nothing has been more prolific over the past century than human/machine interaction. Automobiles, telephones, computers, manufacturing machines, robots, office equipment, machines large and small; all affect the very essence of our daily lives. However, this interaction has not always been efficient or easy and has at times turned fairly hazardous.... more...

  • Joint Cognitive Systemsby David D. Woods; Erik Hollnagel

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 129.95

    Our fascination with new technologies is based on the assumption that more powerful automation will overcome human limitations and make our systems 'faster, better, cheaper,' resulting in simple, easy tasks for people. But how does new technology and more powerful automation change our work? Research in Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) looks at... more...

  • Governance and Control of Financial Systemsby Gunilla Sundström; Erik Hollnagel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    This book illustrates how the safety science of Resilience Engineering can help to gain a better understanding of what the financial services system is and how to improve governance and control of financial services systems by leveraging some of its key concepts. Resilience is the intrinsic ability of a system to adjust its functioning prior to, during,... more...

  • Resilience Engineeringby Erik Hollnagel; David D. Woods; Nancy Leveson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 49.95

    For Resilience Engineering, "failure" is the result of the adaptations necessary to cope with the complexity of the real world, rather than a malfunction. Human performance must continually adjust to current conditions and, because resources and time are finite, such adjustments are always approximate. Featuring contributions from leading... more...