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The Causal Relationship of Human Factors On A Negligent Discharge
Springfield Armory XD-40

TAGS: Human Factors, Negligent Discharge,  System Knowledge, Operational Training

There are three significant aspects that contribute to the safe use of a firearm: System Knowledge, Operational Training and Human Factors. While all three components are equally important it is Human Factors that is the least understood.

Commonly in litigation the only aspect of human factors that is looked at is attitude (state of mind) but there is a significantly less understood aspect – the Operator/Machine/ Environment paradigm.