Critical Thinking: Learning from Mistakes and How to Prevent Them, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Critical Thinking

Learning from Mistakes and How to Prevent Them, 1st Edition

By Gerald J. Watson Jr.

CRC Press

96 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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Description

Mistakes occur for many reasons. This book takes a hands-on approach to the reasons mistakes happen, analyzes the actual mistakes, and develops a strategy to reduce them.

This book proposes error reduction strategies in human decision making and educates the reader to further reduce the likelihood of making a mistake. It provides error reduction strategies, describes various cost-effective methods for eliminating costly errors, and discusses Anthropometry, Crew Resource Management, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, Scientific Management, and Usability and the role these topics play in the avoidance of mistakes.

This book will be of interest to professionals and students in the areas of industrial engineering, human factors, logistics, quality control, manufacturing, human resources, and safety.

Table of Contents

1. To Err is Human. 2. Examples Observed in Establishing Production Standards. 3. Examples Observed in Using Only Costs as a Guide to Purchase Items. 4. Examples that May Result in Illegal Work Stoppages or Walkouts. 5. Examples that May Cause in an Increase in the Number of Accidents/Lost Time Injuries. 6. Examples of Packaging that Require Excessive Time to Open, Additional Equipment or Additional Help. 7. Examples of Instructions that are Poorly Written or Lacking Detail Requiring Excessive Assembly Time or Reassembly.

About the Author

Gerald J. Watson Jr., a Vietnam Veteran, graduated from Ga Tech with a B.S and M.S in Industrial Management, spent 30 years working in industry with several companies in different industries as an Industrial engineer, plant, engineering and safety team manager, before returning to earn a PhD in Industrial Engineering from NC A&T, has taught at the community college and university level for over 20 years, and whose main focus in teaching is to get students to think and to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Jesse J. Derouin, graduated magnum cum laude with a bachelor's of science degree in Applied Engineering Technology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control