American Electric Power - Top 10 Human Error Traps

Aug 26, 2011 9:00 AM ET

Work Force Transformation

Are you familiar with the top 10 human error traps that cause employees to have an accident? If you or your employees experience any of the following, take extra precautions, double check your PPE and make sure safety is included in every step of the job.
  • Time Pressure

  • Distractive Environment

  • High Workload

  • First Time Task

  • First Working Day After Days Off

  • One-Half Hour After Wake-Up or Meal

  • Vague or Incorrect Guidance

  • Over-Confidence

  • Imprecise Communication

  • Work Stress

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About AEP - American Electric Power AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.   AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachain Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).   AEP16380