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The 2024 Blog Digest – Q1/Q2

The 2024 Blog Digest – Q1/Q2 brings you all of The Safety Artisan’s blog posts from the first six months of this year. I hope that you find this a useful resource!

The 2024 Blog Digest – Q1/Q2: 25 Posts!

  • SSRAP: Start the Course
    FacebookTweetPin This post, ‘SSRAP: Start the Course’, gives an overview of System Safety Risk Assessment Programs. It describes the Learning Objectives of the Course and its five modules. We’re going to learn how to: SSRAP: Start of the Course – Transcript Welcome to this course on System Safety Risk Analysis Programs. It’s a five-part course… Read more: SSRAP: Start the Course
  • Three Insightful Methods for Causal Analysis
    FacebookTweetPin In this post, we will look at Three Insightful Methods for Causal Analysis.  Only three?!  If you search online, you will probably find eight methods coming up: However, not all these methods are created equal!  Only some provide real insight to the challenge of causal analysis.  So, I’ve picked the best ones – based… Read more: Three Insightful Methods for Causal Analysis
  • Introduction to System Safety Risk Assessment
    FacebookTweetPin In this ‘Introduction to System Safety Risk Assessment’, we will pull together several key ideas. First, we’ll talk about System Safety. This is safety engineering done in a Systems Engineering Framework. We are doing safety within a rigorous process. Second, we’re talking about Risk Assessment. This is a term for putting together different activities… Read more: Introduction to System Safety Risk Assessment
  • The 2024 Blog Digest – Q1/Q2
    FacebookTweetPin The 2024 Blog Digest – Q1/Q2 brings you all of The Safety Artisan’s blog posts from the first six months of this year. I hope that you find this a useful resource! The 2024 Blog Digest – Q1/Q2: 25 Posts! There’s More! Head over to my Thinkfic Site for courses & webinars. Subscribe for… Read more: The 2024 Blog Digest – Q1/Q2
  • Environmental Hazard Analysis
    FacebookTweetPin This is the full-length (one hour) session on Environmental Hazard Analysis (EHA), which is Task 210 in Mil-Std-882E. I explore the aim, task description, and contracting requirements of this Task, but this is only half the video. In the commentary, I then look at environmental requirements in the USA, UK, and Australia, before examining… Read more: Environmental Hazard Analysis
  • System of Systems Hazard Analysis
    FacebookTweetPin In this full-length (38-minute) session, The Safety Artisan looks at System of Systems Hazard Analysis, or SoSHA, which is Task 209 in Mil-Std-882E. SoSHA analyses collections of systems, which are often put together to create a new capability, which is enabled by human brokering between the different systems. We explore the aim, description, and… Read more: System of Systems Hazard Analysis
  • Health Hazard Analysis
    FacebookTweetPin In this full-length (55-minute) session, The Safety Artisan looks at Health Hazard Analysis, or HHA, which is Task 207 in Mil-Std-882E. I explore the aim, description, and contracting requirements of this complex Task. It covers: physical, chemical & biological hazards; Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT); ergonomics, aka Human Factors; the Operational Environment; and non/ionizing radiation. I… Read more: Health Hazard Analysis
  • Preliminary Hazard Identification & Analysis Guide: Free
    FacebookTweetPin Get the Preliminary Hazard Identification & Analysis Guide for free! It’s a 50-page .pdf download, collated from reliable sources. Contents: Preliminary Hazard Identification & Analysis Guide – Introduction Hazard Identification has been defined as: “The process of identifying and listing the hazards and accidents associated with a system.” Hazard Analysis has been defined as:… Read more: Preliminary Hazard Identification & Analysis Guide: Free
  • Safety and Risk Audit
    FacebookTweetPin So, what I’m talking about today is safety and risk audit, that is about process, Q&A, and some personal experience. Also something called layered process audits, which I ran into while researching this webinar. I thought that sounded interesting – and it is! Those are today’s topics for the webinar. Audit Process I’m talking… Read more: Safety and Risk Audit
  • Operating & Support Hazard Analysis
    FacebookTweetPin In this full-length session, I look at Operating & Support Hazard Analysis, or O&SHA, which is Task 206 in Mil-Std-882E. I explore Task 206’s aim, description, scope, and contracting requirements. There’s value-adding commentary, which explains O&SHA: how to use it with other tasks; how to apply it effectively on different products; and some of… Read more: Operating & Support Hazard Analysis
  • System Requirements Hazard Analysis
    FacebookTweetPin In this 45-minute session, I’m looking at System Requirements Hazard Analysis, or SRHA, which is Task 203 in the Mil-Std-882E standard. I will explore Task 203’s aim, description, scope, and contracting requirements.  SRHA is an important and complex task, which must be done on several levels to succeed.  This video explains the issues and… Read more: System Requirements Hazard Analysis
  • Identify and Analyze Functional Hazards
    FacebookTweetPin So, how do we identify and analyze functional hazards? I’ve seen a lot of projects and programs. We’re great at doing the physical hazards, but not so good at the functional hazards. So, when I talk about physical and functional hazards, the physical stuff, I think we’re probably all very familiar with them. They’re… Read more: Identify and Analyze Functional Hazards
  • Foundations of System Safety
    FacebookTweetPin So today, we’re talking about the Foundations of System Safety assessment. And as it says, it’s a free webinar from The Safety Artisan, and it’s one of a series. So, before we go on, I’ll just introduce myself. Why should you bother to listen to me? Well, in 25 years of experience in system… Read more: Foundations of System Safety
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis
    FacebookTweetPin TL;DR This article on Failure Mode Effects Analysis explains this powerful and commonly used family of techniques. You can access this webinar (and all the others) here. I have used FMEA and related techniques on many programs and it can produce powerful results quickly and cheaply. Recently, I’ve seen some criticism of FEMA on… Read more: Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • Five Ways to Identify Hazards
    FacebookTweetPin In my webinar ‘Five Ways to Identify Hazards’ I look at a mix of techniques. We need these diverse techniques to assure us (give justified confidence) that we have identified the full range of hazards associated with a system. To do this I draw on my 25 years of experience (see ‘Meet the Author‘,… Read more: Five Ways to Identify Hazards
  • Exploring Causal Analysis: Techniques and Insights
    FacebookTweetPin In this post, ‘Exploring Causal Analysis: Techniques and Insights’, I provide a quick summary of my recent webinar. You can see a short video introduction below, or access the full webinar at my Safety Engineering Academy. Introduction: Causal analysis is a vital aspect of system safety engineering, offering insights into the root causes of… Read more: Exploring Causal Analysis: Techniques and Insights
  • Full Function Hazard Logs: A Deep Dive into Relational Databases
    FacebookTweetPin In this post ‘Full Function Hazard Logs: A Deep Dive into Relational Databases’, I explore some things we can do with a hazard log built upon a database. In my 25-year career in safety engineering, I’ve seen many hazard logs and hazard tracking systems. Most of them were hosted in Microsoft Excel, but there… Read more: Full Function Hazard Logs: A Deep Dive into Relational Databases
  • System Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
    FacebookTweetPin In this 45-minute session, I look at System Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E. SHA is Task 205 in the Standard. I explore Task 205’s aim, description, scope, and contracting requirements. I also provide commentary, based on working with this Standard since 1996, which explains SHA. How to use it to complement Sub-System Hazard Analysis (SSHA,… Read more: System Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
  • Functional Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
    FacebookTweetPin In this video, I look at Functional Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E (FHA, which is Task 208 in Mil-Std-882E). FHA analyses software, complex electronic hardware, and human interactions. I explore the aim, description, and contracting requirements of this Task, and provide extensive commentary on it. (I refer to other lessons for special techniques for software… Read more: Functional Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
  • How to do Preliminary Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
    FacebookTweetPin In this 45-minute session, I look at how to do a Preliminary Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E. Preliminary Hazard Analysis, or PHA, is Task 202 in the Standard. I explore Task 202’s aim, description, scope, and contracting requirements. There’s value-adding commentary, and I explain the issues with PHA – how to do it well and… Read more: How to do Preliminary Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
  • Safety Engineering Academy Webinars
    FacebookTweetPin Safety Engineering Academy Webinars are on vital topics. I run them live every month, and you can get them all at the Safety Engineering Academy here. They draw on my practical experience of these tools and techniques, from my 25-year-plus career. I have personally used all of these techniques, and I have seen them… Read more: Safety Engineering Academy Webinars
  • Challenges of Online Learning
    FacebookTweetPin What are the Challenges of Online Learning?  In my previous article, I looked at ‘Five Key Dimensions of Online Learning’, which explored what makes it popular.  But there’s a downside too – things that put students off.  What are they, and can they be fixed? “Top reasons cited by students who do not intend… Read more: Challenges of Online Learning
  • Sub-System Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
    FacebookTweetPin In this video lesson, I look at Sub-System Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E (SSHA, which is Task 204). I teach the mechanics of the task, but not just that. I’m using my long experience with this Standard to teach a pragmatic approach to getting the work done. Task 204 is one of three tasks that… Read more: Sub-System Hazard Analysis with Mil-Std-882E
  • Preliminary Hazard Identification & Analysis Guide
    FacebookTweetPin Get your free Preliminary Hazard Identification & Analysis, PHIA Guide here! Introduction Hazard Identification is sometimes defined as: “The process of identifying and listing the hazards and accidents associated with a system.” Hazard Analysis is sometimes defined as: “The process of describing in detail the hazards and accidents associated with a system and defining… Read more: Preliminary Hazard Identification & Analysis Guide
  • Five Key Dimensions of Online Learning
    FacebookTweetPin In this article ‘Five Key Dimensions of Online Learning’, I discuss the learning dimensions and attributes that students are looking for. How do I know what students are looking for? Fortunately “McKinsey surveyed more than 7,000 students in 17 countries to find out which elements of online higher education they value most.”[1] Unfortunately, McKinsey… Read more: Five Key Dimensions of Online Learning

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Meet the Author

Learn safety engineering with me, an industry professional with 25 years of experience, I have:

•Worked on aircraft, ships, submarines, ATMS, trains, and software;

•Tiny programs to some of the biggest (Eurofighter, Future Submarine);

•In the UK and Australia, on US and European programs;

•Taught safety to hundreds of people in the classroom, and thousands online;

•Presented on safety topics at several international conferences.

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