A Program Manager's Handbook for System Safety and Military Standard 882B.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Program Managers role in the acquisition of new weapon systems encompasses many disciplines, some of which he may have little , if any, training or experience in handling. One of these areas, which until recent years has received little attention, is System Safety Engineering. This thesis is an attempt, in handbook form, to introduce the Program Manager to the System Safety Process and provide basic guidance in the application of MIL STD 882B, the governing Department of Defense directive on system safety program requirements. System Safety is defined in Military Standard 882B as the application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to optimize safety principles, criteria, and techniques to optimize safety within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of the system life cycle. The primary function of System Safety is the early identification and classification of hazards so that action may be taken to correct the hazards prior to reaching final design decisions.
- Safety Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies