NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Human Factors’

Définition : The physical or mental state of the person before becoming a casualty.
Purpose : One purpose for understanding the human factors that contributed to the injury is to design programs that specifically deal with the problems either through education or by reengineering the environment.
Entry : Check or mark all applicable boxes describing the human factors that contributed to this person’s injury. If no preexisting human factors contributed to the injury, check or mark the None box.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 1
Multiple Choice 0 – 8
Element Type Coded Field – The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.


Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Human Factors’ element

Human Factors  Code 
Asleep, No Known Impairment 1
Unconscious 2
Possibly Impaired By Alcohol 3
Possibly Impaired By Other Drug or Chemical 4
Possibly Mentally Disabled 5
Physically Disabled 6
Physically Restrained 7
Unattended or Unsupervised Person 8
None N

Topic: NFIRS