Power Technology and Engineering

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 215–220 | Cite as

Incidents at nuclear power plants caused by the human factor

  • V. A. Mashin
Thermal Power Stations

Psychological analysis of the causes of incorrect actions by personnel is discussed as presented in the report “Methodological guidelines for analyzing the causes of incidents in the operation of nuclear power plants.” The types of incorrect actions and classification of the root causes of errors by personnel are analyzed. Recommendations are made for improvements in the psychological analysis of causes of incorrect actions by personnel.


nuclear power plant personnel incidents human factor types of error psychological analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Mashin
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  1. 1.Central Institute of Continuing Education and Training (NOU DPO CIPK)MoscowRussia

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