United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Human Event Repository and Analysis (HERA) System, Overview (NUREG/CR-6903, Volume 1)

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Manuscript Completed: June 2006
Date Published: July 2006

Prepared by:
B. Hallbert1, R. Boring1, D. Gertman1, D. Dudenhoeffer,1
A. Whaley1, J. Marble, J. Joe1
E. Lois2

1Idaho National Laboratory
Battelle Energy Alliance
Idaho Falls, ID 83415

E. Lois, NRC Project Manager

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2Division of Risk Assessment and Special Projects
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

NRC Job Code Y6496

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Abstract

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL), sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has developed a repository entitled Human Event Repository and Analysis (HERA). The objective of HERA is to make available empirical and experimental human performance data, from commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) and other related technologies, in a content and format suitable to human reliability analysis (HRA) and human factors practitioners. This Volume 1 of NUREG/CR-6903, discusses the need for a systematic collection of human performance data on the basis of current regulatory HRA and human factors applications, describes the taxonomy and structure of the data in HERA, and presents examples of information extraction and coding.

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