2013 Volume 89 Issue 6 Pages 197-205
In this study, the safety education method for preventing human errors effectively was developed, based on the present implementation situation of safety education. The problems of traditional education methods are the following: (1) it is not the main theme to understand the human behavioural trait; (2) discussion is not performed between the teacher and participants; (3) the short-term education effect is demanded. Based on these problems, the following techniques were developed; (1) discussion between an educator and a participant as the main educational method; (2) analyzing the real accident cases and considering the causes and the measures; (3) examining whether a human error existed or not by participating in a simulation session, and considering the generating mechanism of a human error; (4) considering the preventive measures that could be coped with by an individual or not. Furthermore, training using the new method was carried out by an industrial company, and the effect was assessed qualitatively. The participants' change of an understanding to of human errors and the upsurge in motivation to take action was confirmed. The need for future studies was also discussed.