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Safety First: A Fault Tree Expert System for Construction Falls. Volume 2. The Knowledge Structure.


PB97105092

Publication Date 1995
Personal Author Hadipriono, F. C.; Vargas, C. A.; Yoo, W. H.
Page Count 239
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 analyzed 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
  • Accidents
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Information systems
  • Construction industry
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Prevention
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Safety research
  • Expert systems
  • Knowledge representation
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 44T - Data & Information Systems
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 94D - Job Environment
Corporate Authors Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Civil Engineering.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes See also Volume 1, PB97-105084 and Volume 3, PB97-105100. Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199702
Safety First: A Fault Tree Expert System for Construction Falls. Volume 2. The Knowledge Structure.
Safety First: A Fault Tree Expert System for Construction Falls. Volume 2. The Knowledge Structure.
PB97105092

  • Accidents
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Information systems
  • Construction industry
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Prevention
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Safety research
  • Expert systems
  • Knowledge representation
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 44T - Data & Information Systems
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 94D - Job Environment
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