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Safety Engineering

Safety Engineering, as a professional discipline, focuses on ensuring that an acceptable degree of safety consistent with society norms and mission requirements is an integral characteristic of the designed system.

Primary emphasis is placed on the identification, evaluation and elimination or control of hazards prior to the system use.

The analysis needs for any particular system varies with the scope, phase of development, and the system’s safety requirements. It is best if those system safety requirements are established prior to and concurrent with the system design process.

In essence, system safety is the application of engineering, science, and management principles, criteria and techniques to optimize safety within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of the system life cycle.

Techniques used in the performance of the system safety analysis activity include but are not limited to:

Ball   Accident Analysis

Ball   Cause-Consequence Analysis

Ball   Change Analysis

Ball   Critical Incident Technique

Ball   Event Tree Analysis

Ball   Facilities System Safety Analysis

Ball   Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis

Ball   Fault Hazard Analysis

Ball   Flow Analysis

Ball   Fault Tree Analysis

Ball   Human Error Analysis

Ball   Human Factors Analysis

Ball   Human Reliability Analysis

Ball   Interface Analysis

Ball   Job Safety Analysis

Ball   Management Oversight and Risk Tree (MORT) Analysis

Ball   Preliminary Hazard Analysis

Ball   Procedure Analysis

Ball   Root Cause Analysis, Safety Review

Ball   Subsystem Hazard Analysis

Ball   Task Analysis

Ball   Technique for Human Error Prediction

Ball   Uncertainty Analysis

Ball   Walk-Through Task Analysis

Ball   What-If Analysis

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