Commission Error Causes Identified from Operating Experience

  • Bernhard Reer
Conference paper


Four causal factors (inadequate plan, misleading indication, misleading cue, risky incentive) on errors of commission were identified from operating experience. They provide insights on task contexts with likely decision errors and respective features to be addressed in human reliability analysis (HRA).


Inappropriate Action Decision Option Safety Injection Procedural Guidance Probabilistic Safety Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Reer
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  1. 1.Paul Scherrer InstitutVilligenSwitzerland

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