Perception of Risks and Reactions to Accidents

  • F. Vasco Costa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 48)


Whatever the function to be fulfilled by a structural system, the system has to be designed taking into due consideration how human beings are going to use it, how they will perceive the risks involved in its use and how they will behave in case of an accident. The participation of a social psychologist or of a behaviourist in future meetings of the IFIP Working Group 7.5 is therefore advocated.


Human Factor Structural System Human Error Construction Management Sharp Turn 
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© International Federation for Information Processing, Geneva, Switzerland 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Vasco Costa
    • 1
  1. 1.LisbonPortugal

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