Date(s): Feb. 25–26 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System and the Human Factors Intervention Matrix

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Scott Shappell

Price by Jan. 12: $1,400 Member | $1,550 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $1,500 Member | $1,900 Nonmember

This intensive two-day course provides attendees with knowledge and skills to apply the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) framework and its companion tools to perform a thorough and credible human-factors analysis of safety events and systematically generate effective interventions to reduce their recurrence.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Integrate human-factors and system safety principles into root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Use HFACS to identify and analyze systemic causes of harm during RCA activities
  • Develop novel corrective actions for improving safety using the human factors intervention matrix (HFIX)
  • Select the best HFIX solution using FACES, a multiple-criteria decision tool.

Instructor Bio

Scott Shappell, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before joining the faculty at ERAU in 2012, he was professor of industrial engineering at Clemson University from 2005 to 2012. Before that, he was the human-factors research branch manager at the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute. In addition, he has served over 16 years in the US Navy as an aerospace experimental psychologist. Scott has published or presented more than 200 papers, books, and presentations in the fields of accident investigation, system safety, spatial disorientation, sustained operations, and fatigue. He holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Wright State University and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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