system safety engineering


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system safety engineering

[′sis·təm ′sāf·tē ‚en·jə‚nir·iŋ]
(engineering)
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.
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The key to ensuring airworthiness and successful integration of anything in a complex system is system safety engineering, the function that joins together the disparate engineering functions and test and evaluation and that ensures the overall safety of the components, integration, and design.
and Moriarty, B., "System Safety Engineering and Management," 2nd ed, Wiley-Interscience, 1990.
Nolan, who has worked in fire protection, risk, loss prevention, and system safety engineering, outlines the procedures needed for safety and security review in the process industries.

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