Human error is the most commonly cited cause for all mishaps, with more than 80 percent of all mishaps attributable to human error at some level. The services have been collecting human error data using many different models, which results in a disparity in data and difficulty in creating joint approaches to mitigating the hazards present in a large majority of mishaps. The Joint Services Safety Chiefs (JSSC) directed that the services modify and adopt a version of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS). The Human Factors Working Group (HFWG) of the Aviation Safety Improvements Task Force and JSSC were charged to develop and field a joint guide for analyzing human error. The document is a living document for all services and will reside at this web address and will be updated periodically by the Human Factors Working Group of the JSSC. Please contact the Human Factors representative from your services Safety Center / Readiness Center for recommended changes to the document.
Joint Services Safety Chiefs DoD HFACS MOA
DOD Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS)
Last Revision: October 20, 2017