System Safety

System Safety is described in various ways, but here is a good example:

“The system safety concept calls for a risk management strategy based on identification, analysis of hazards and application of remedial controls using a systems-based approach.”

Harold E. Roland; Brian Moriarty (1990). System Safety Engineering and Management. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0471618160

See can see posts on System Safety here:

There are Civil and Defence Applications

“System safety is a speciality within system engineering that supports program risk management. It is the application of engineering and management principles, criteria and techniques to optimize safety.”

FAA System Safety Handbook, Chapter 3: Principles of System Safety, December 30, 2000

See can see posts on the FAA System Safety Handbook here:

  • System Safety Principles (short video) – COMING SOON; and
  • System Safety Principles (transcript of the full video) – COMING SOON.

“System safety is “the application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to achieve acceptable mishap risk, within the constraints of operational effectiveness and suitability, time, and cost, throughout all phases of the system life cycle.”

Introduction to US MIL-STD-882

The Safety Artisan will be running a series of videos and posts on MIL-STD-882E, the current version of this standard.

System Safety is for Everyone!

The Safety Artisan won’t get hung up about how things are defined, and I will be passing on good information, no matter where it can be found. 

Traditionally, system safety is seen as engineering discipline. However, success requires input from operators, designers, regulators, maintainers, trainers, and others!

I will be posting more about this soon…

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