Course Detail: OHFA - Human Factors Analysis and Classification System - HFACS (Virtual)

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The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) is recognized as the leader in human factors analysis and classification. The HFACS system has direct application in Accident Investigation and Analysis, Risk Reduction Safety, Quality and Productivity improvement. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has teamed with HFACS, Inc. to provide online specialized human factors training to promote improved human performance and safety. 

Human error is associated with 60 to 80% of all accidents, injuries, and quality defects across a variety of industries including aviation, healthcare, mining and manufacturing. Managing human error is therefore fundamental to maintaining the viability and profitability of any organization.

This intensive 2-day online virtual seminar provides training in the application of innovative methods for managing human error that are scientifically derived, empirically tested, and proven in the field. Participants will learn how to turn errors into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into effective error management solutions.

This course can be completed independently, or toward the Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Integrate human factors and system safety concepts into the root cause analysis (RCA) or accident investigation process.
  • Utilize the Human Factors Analysis & Classification System (HFACS®) to identify systemic causes of human error during the RCA.
  • Develop novel corrective actions for improving safety using the Human Factors Intervention Matrix (HFIX) and FACES tool.

Attendees will receive:

  • HFACS-RCA Handbook
  • HFACS Tables, with definitions and exemplars
  • HFACS Interviewing Guide
  • HFACS/HFIX/FACES Tools and Checklist
  • ERAU Certificate of Completion

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award 1.6 CEUs to each attendee who successfully completes the course.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $250 will be assessed on any standard cancellations. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course. If a participant fails to cancel, reschedule or transfer their registration as of the course start time and date, the registration will be considered as a 'No Show' and no substitution, reschedule or refund will be available. No refunds, substitutions or deferments will be granted for the class once the published start date and time have passed.

Course Structure - Zoom - Online Access

This two-day online course will be offered live during the scheduled timeframe, between the hours of 9am to 5pm Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05/DST UTC -04). The course will consist of continuous live virtual sessions hosted in Zoom. It is your responsibility to ensure you can join a Zoom meeting prior to registration. To enable dialogue, access to speakers and a microphone are required and a camera is recommended. Virtual attendance is mandatory for all sessions and your undivided attention is required to ensure a successful and rewarding learning environment. 

Registration Policy

The registration fee is $1,500 per person; registrations will be accepted up to seven business days prior to the course start date, or once the course reaches capacity.  

Attendees Said...

"Its Amazing how the mindset can change and be positively redirected when structured theory is provided. The instructors were amazing as well as the material and coordination from ERAU. The leap of faith on virtuality was completely worth it."

"Very well done. ...the entire program was extremely well planned, well presented and highly informative."

"This was an excellent workshop. While I was aware of HFACS before the workshop I didn't have a strong enough understanding to apply it with confidence. I now feel the knowledge I have gained over the last two days has filled that gap."  

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