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Human Error: Why Human Error is the Biggest Downtime Problem in the Manufacturing Sector and How to Investigate, Control, Reduce, and Prevent to Improve Results (NJ, United States - March 15-16, 2018) -

Research and Markets
Posted on: 23 Feb 18

The "Human Error: Why Human Error is the Biggest Downtime Problem in the Manufacturing Sector and How to Investigate, Control, Reduce, and Prevent to Improve Results" conference has been added to's offering.

Small mistakes can lead to big disasters-just ask the scientists and engineers who worked on the Mars Climate Orbiter: a $327.6-million USD spacecraft that was destroyed because of a failure to properly convert between units of measurement.

Any manufacturer who's had to shut down an entire production line because someone misread a label or forgot to carry the one can sympathize. In fact, according to a new study from Vanson Bourne, manufacturers know the pain of unplanned downtime due to human error better than anyone.

Dr. Ginette Collazo - a 15 year veteran of helping drug, biologic and device firms reduce manufacturing errors by 50 percent or more - will conduct a one-of-a-kind workshop that teaches quality managers and manufacturing excellence professionals how to reduce errors and improve quality metrics.Dr. Collazo recently worked with a drug manufacturer that had a baseline rate of 4.7 errors per thousand units manufactured. But with effective human error reduction strategies, the error rate was reduced to 1.9.

A 60% reduction achieved in just 10 months.

Human error is known to be the major cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although it is unlikely that human error will ever be totally eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage. From procedures, training, and workplace environment many variables that affect human behavior CAN be manipulated reducing the likelihood of these occurrences. To work with these challenges it is really important to understand human behavior and the psychology of error as well as understand exactly where the systems weaknesses are, so they can be improved and/or fixed. This course offers practical approaches to address human performance issues in GMP related environments by using a specific methodology to investigate, correct, prevent and avoid re-occurrence of these issues.

Areas Covered:

  • Background on Human Error Phenomena
  • Importance of Human Error Prevention/reduction
  • Training and human error
  • Facts about human error
  • Human Error as the Root Cause
  • What is Human Error
  • How is Human Error controlled?
  • Common mistakes: Memory failures, Overconfidence, We believe we are above average, Visual Detection, Vigilance Effectiveness.
  • Types of error
  • Human error rates and measurement
  • Trending and tracking
  • Prediction
  • CAPA effectiveness

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Last updated on: 23/02/2018

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