The Center for Human Factors and Ergonomics:
Organization leaders that do not understand the HF associated with accidents tend to be reactive to situations. Some cultures today are based on accident then solution; it should be the other way around. Prevent accidents by embracing the HF that contribute to accidents and manage the risks. Don’t use rules and regulations to manage the business. Proactive organizations have a greater competence – being more skilful and utilizing leading performance indicators to enhance their safety. Continuous learning organizations use knowledge to generate solutions and are very dynamic in nature with strong leadership at all levels. The 21st century requires a high performance culture that is resilient to dynamic changes. Businesses that have the potential for major accidents require a high degree of organizational safety maturity that has authentic leadership.


We focus on four principle components during our research when examining the HF risks within an organization.

Principle components1. The Job: task, workload, environment, display, controls, procedures.
2. The Individual: knowledge, skills aptitude, behavior, risk perception
3. The Organization: leadership, culture, resources, work patterns, communications.
4. The Culture: national, sector and local workplace cultures, social and community values, country economics, and legislative framework.