Introduction to Systems Safety Engineering

Topics: Safety engineering, Risk / Pages: 7 (1619 words) / Published: Mar 30th, 2013
Introduction to Systems Safety Engineering
ISE 741 North Carolina State University

ISE 741, Fall 2012
• Faculty Introduction
– Dr. Nancy Currie – Dr. David Kaber – Dr. Guk-Ho Gil http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/currie.html http://people.engr.ncsu.edu/dbkaber/ http://www.ise.ncsu.edu/people/staff/gil.php http://courses.ncsu.edu/ise741/lec/001/ • Course Website
– Course Syllabus

– Communication Information http://courses.ncsu.edu/ise741/lec/001/Internet_info_fall2012_ISE741.pdf http://courses.ncsu.edu/ise741/lec/001/ISE%20741%20syllabus.pdf

– Course Schedule http://courses.ncsu.edu/ise741/lec/001/ISE%20741%20Course%20Schedule.pdf • Course Topics

Course Topics
• Systems Safety Process • Hazard Reduction & Safety Standards • Safety Management • Preliminary Hazard List (PHL) • Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) • Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA) • System Hazard Analysis (SHA) • Process Safety Analysis • Probability & Reliability review • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) • • • • • • • • Boolean Logic Review Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) Cut Sets & Path Sets Software Safety Analysis Energy Trace Barrier Analysis Sneak Circuit Analysis Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Accident Investigation and Reporting

Perspectives on Systems Safety Engineering
• “As our technology expands, as our wars multiply, and as we invade more and more of nature, we create systems – organizations, and the organization of organizations – that increase our risk for the operators, passengers, innocent bystanders, and for future generations.” – Charles Perrow, Normal Accidents “Although many designers can appreciate the difficulty of creating designs without hazards or with effective guards, few designers have a basis (or the expertise) to understand the complexities of designing a warning.” – Ward Allen, “What do design engineers really know about safety?”





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