Date(s): March 5 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
March 6 | 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 A. Shappell, HFACS Inc.

Price by Jan. 29: $1100 Member | $1300 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $1200 Member | $1500 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 to systematically generate effective interventions to reduce recurrence.

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

  • How to integrate human-factors and system safety principles into root cause analyses (RCAs)
  • How to use HFACS to identify and analyze systemic causes of harm during RCA activities
  • How to develop novel corrective actions for improving safety using the human-factors intervention matrix (HFIX)
  • Selecting the best HFIX solution using FACES, a multiple-criteria decision tool.

Instructor Bio

Scott A. Shappell is a department chair and professor of human factors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to working at Embry-Riddle, he was a professor of industrial engineering at Clemson University, a human-factors research branch manager at the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, and an aerospace experimental psychologist during his 16 years of service in the US Navy. He has published and presented over 200 papers, books, and presentations in the fields of accident investigation, system safety, spatial disorientation, sustained operations, and fatigue. Scott received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wright State University and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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