This month's Safety E-Book topic highlight is: Human Error.
Hazard indicators can significantly reduce accidents, but some people disobey them, committing a human error in judgment. Their actions can result in death, injury, and property damage.
Human error has been found to be a major factor in almost all industrial accidents. In some of these accidents, operators were not aware of the hazard, in others, they misunderstood the danger of operating in the near miss zone. Safety experts advise increasing education and training of personnel as the best way to avoid such accidents.
Some accidents are caused by human error of a more subtle nature than clear disregard of a rule. Such applications require continuous monitoring to provide the highest level of safety.