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  • Minute Clinic: Alarm Redundancy Without Alarm Duplication

    In today’s Minute Clinic, we learn about alarm redundancy without alarm duplication. And no, they are not the same thing. Alarm duplication is multiple alarms on the same variable – it’s done out of fear of missing the first alarm. But it’s a mistaken belief that it will help you not miss alarms. Alarm redundancy is where you have another alarm backing up the first alarm, but it’s on a different variable entirely. If one variable fails what’s the next thing to fail? Listen in to hear more sage advice from Dave Strobhar -- founder and principal-human-factors engineer for Beville Engineering. Dave is also the founder of the Center for Operator Performance.

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    Traci Purdum, Senior Digitial Editor
    10/29/2015
  • CP Minute Clinic: Low-Cost Ways to Improve Operator Decision-Making

    This Minute Clinic episode offers straight-forward solutions to help operators make better decisions. According to Dave Strobhar – founder and principal human factors engineer for Beville Engineering and the Center for Operator Performance – errors occur because operators misdiagnose events. This podcast answers why they are coming to the wrong conclusions and how you can turn it around via a few easy methods.

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    Traci Purdum, senior digital editor
    05/14/2015
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