Human Reliability Analysis

Erik Hollnagel

Ph.D., Professor, Professor Emeritus


Hollnagel, E. (1993) Human reliability analysis: Context and control. London: Academic Press.

Japanese translation 認知システム工学―情況が制御を決定する (1996). Tokyo, Japan: Kaibundo Publishing Co. Ltd.


1. Reader's Guide. The purpose of this introduction book is to provide the reader with a survey of the topics that are treated in the book, as well as some supplementary information about the book itself. The purpose of these first paragraphs is to provide the reader with a guide to the introduction itself.

The first section presents the purpose of the book as well as the rationale for writing it. It also provides some advice about who should read the book and who should not. This section should therefore be read by all, even the casual browser in the bookstore.

The second section briefly goes through the book in a chapter-by-chapter fashion. Readers who have not been

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