The quantitative failure of human reliability analysis

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This philosophical treatise argues the merits of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) in the context of the nuclear power industry. Actually, the author attacks historic and current HRA as having failed in informing policy makers who make decisions based on risk that humans contribute to systems performance. He argues for an HRA based on Bayesian (fact-based) inferential statistics, which advocates a systems analysis process that employs cogent heuristics when using opinion, and tempers itself with a rational debate over the weight given subjective and empirical probabilities.

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Bennett, C.T. July 1, 1995.

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This philosophical treatise argues the merits of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) in the context of the nuclear power industry. Actually, the author attacks historic and current HRA as having failed in informing policy makers who make decisions based on risk that humans contribute to systems performance. He argues for an HRA based on Bayesian (fact-based) inferential statistics, which advocates a systems analysis process that employs cogent heuristics when using opinion, and tempers itself with a rational debate over the weight given subjective and empirical probabilities.

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  • 1995 International mechanical engineering congress and exhibition, San Francisco, CA (United States), 12-17 Nov 1995

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--121369
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100254
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Bennett, C.T. The quantitative failure of human reliability analysis, article, July 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619296/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.