M4_4_2_.doc - HFACS HFACS Lee Potter Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University HFACS HFACS In aviation humans influence every aspect from manufacturing

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HFACS HFACS Lee Potter Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 04/17/2016
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HFACS HFACS In aviation humans influence every aspect, from manufacturing aircraft, operations and maintenance, and instituting regulations on organizations and manufacturers. Unlike machines, humans are susceptible to fatigue, complacency, and stress. When factors such as those are introduced into aviation industry mishaps are inevitable. In an order to reduce mishaps, incidents, or accidents organizations and manufacturers have adopted Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS). Defining HFACS The aviation industry is not completely autonomous and requires humans to perform functions to keep the industry running. Human performance in the aviation industry can be classified into three categories: “Physical Factors (age, strength, and body size), Physiological Factors (general health, mental health, and medical conditions), and Psychological Factors (mental capacity, mental state, and emotional state)” (Cusick & Rodrigues, 2012). These factors
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