Accession Number : ADP002699

Title :   Incident Reporting--Its Role in Aviation Safety and the Acquisition of Human Error Data,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONUATICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Reynard,W. D.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The rationale for aviation incident reporting systems is presented and contrasted to some of the shortcomings of accident investigation procedures. The history of the United State's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) is outlined and the program's character explained. The planning elements that resulted in the ASRS program's voluntary, confidential, and non-punitive design are discussed. Immunity, from enforcement action and misuse of the volunteered data, is explained and evaluated. Report generation techniques and the ASRS data analysis process are described; in addition, examples of the ASRS program's output and accomplishments are detailed. Finally, the value of incident reporting for the acquisition of safety information, particularly human error data, is explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Data acquisition, *Aviation safety, *Aviation accidents, *Human factors engineering, Error analysis, Information processing, Storage, Information retrieval, Performance(Human), Performance(Engineering), Reports, Symposia, Research management, Data processing, Symposia, Conferencing(Communications), Information exchange, Technology transfer

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE