Human error reduction not only applies to the performance of operational activities but to analytical tasks as well. Errors made during performance of these tasks frequently go unnoticed at the time of occurrence, only to become consequentially evident when action is taken based on the errant analysis. These latent errors can have an equally devastating financial, environmental, asset and human impact as operational performance errors; simply occurring with greater time separation between the error and the event. Therefore, human error reduction must be applied to these activities too.
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