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Safety first: a fault tree expert system for construction falls. Volume II: the knowledge structure.

Authors
Hadipriono-FC; Vargas-CA; Yoo-WH
Source
Construction Laboratory for Automation and System Simulation, Department of Civil Engineering, Ohio State University 1995 Dec; :1-231
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00231894
Abstract
As part of the development of the SAFETY FIRST fault tree expert system to identify fall safety problems, the knowledge concerning the causes of construction falls was represented in the form of fault trees structures. The structuring of acquired knowledge using fault tree models was discussed. The models were furnished with numerous branches, each representing a path or sequence of events and causes which an expert may have gone through when diagnosing a fall case and concluding the basic cause or causes of the fall. The models revealed the causes of the events that contributed to a fall as well. The authors conclude that these models can serve as a visual template for training novices to analyze the cause of a fall through the method of deduction. When used in conjunction with the SAFETY FIRST program, these models classify causes of falls into a pattern of enabling, triggering, and support related events or causes.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Traumatic-injuries; Accident-analysis; Safety-research; Accident-prevention; Construction-workers; Construction-industry
Contact
Civil Engineering Ohio State University 2070 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43210
Publication Date
19951230
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
162000
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-105092
NTIS Price
A12
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-00115
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Construction Laboratory for Automation and System Simulation, Department of Civil Engineering, Ohio State University
State
OH
Performing Organization
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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