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Tailboard Talk: Hazardous Attitudes—The Seven People You Don’t Want to Work With

By Craig Nelson and Dane Carley Human factors and the human mind affect everything you do; they impact all aspects of your life. For most people, this may be little more than a not-so-interesting tidbit of information, but most people don’t work in atmospheres that are often immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). This is important to us in the fire service because the vast majority of near-misses, incidents, and accidents can be traced back to one or more human factor causes. If you learn about human factors and understand how they affect you, your work becomes much safer and more effective. You will be able to recognize developing hazardous situations as they begin to unroll an...

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