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The nontechnical causes of diving accidents: Can U.S. Navy divers learn from other industries?

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-14T13:52:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-14T13:52:05Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation O'Connor, P. (2007) 'The nontechnical causes of diving accidents: Can U.S. Navy divers learn from other industries?'. Journal Of The Undersea And Hyperbaric Medical Society, 34 (1):51-59. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-2936
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2577
dc.description.abstract Although U.S. Navy diving is remarkably safe, because of the high-risk environment in which military divers work, accidents and mishaps do occur. Failures in leadership and situation awareness (particularly in risk and time assessment) were found to be the two most common causes of fatal and nonfatal U.S. Navy diving accidents and near misses. Responses to an attitude survey showed that junior divers want to ask questions, but senior divers do not desire to be questioned. In other high reliability industries (e.g. aviation, medicine) methods have been developed to identify, analyze and mitigate human error. The relevance of these techniques for U.S. Navy diving are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Rubicon Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal Of The Undersea And Hyperbaric Medical Society. en
dc.subject Diving en_US
dc.subject Mishap prevention en_US
dc.subject Attitude survey en_US
dc.subject U. S. Navy en_US
dc.title The nontechnical causes of diving accidents: Can U.S. Navy divers learn from other industries? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-02-10T11:57:26Z
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.internal.rssid 1155721
dc.local.contact Paul O'Connor, Cisc, Nuig. Email: paul.oconnor@nuigalway.ie
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