system safety engineering
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system safety engineering[′sis·təm ′sāf·tē ‚en·jə‚nir·iŋ]
An element of systems management involving the application of scientific and engineering principles for the timely identification of hazards, and initiation of those actions necessary to prevent or control hazards within the system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.