2014 Volume 90 Issue 5 Pages 171-182
Although many psychological studies have reported on the mechanisms of unsafe behaviours, such as human error and violation of safety rules, few studies have focused on safety education aiming to decrease such behaviours. The purpose of this paper was to examine the effectiveness of experience-based safety education about unsafe behaviours that used the human-error-inducing programme developed by Usui (2008). Eighty-seven firemen experienced the PC-based programme about either distraction or violation. The participants reported improvement in their attitude to risk-taking in daily life after the education (Study 1). They also decreases in violation and risk-taking approximately six months after the education (Study 2). The effectiveness of the human-error-inducing programme is discussed in light of the findings from these two studies.