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  author={Erik Hollnagel},
  journal={Nuclear Engineering and Technology},
  • E. Hollnagel
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Biology
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
Human reliability assessment (HRA) is conducted on the unspoken premise that ‘human error’ is a meaningful concept and that it can be associated with individual actions. The basis for this assumption it found in the origin of HRA, as a necessary extension of PSA to account for the impact of failures emanating from human actions. Although it was natural to model HRA on PSA, a large number of studies have shown that the premises are wrong, specifically that human and technological functions… 

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