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Operating & Support Hazard Analysis is called up by Task 206 of MIL-STD-882E. The O&SHA is used to document, analyze, and mitigate:
- hazards that can be caused by operating and support (e.g., maintenance) personnel or, conversely,
- hazards to which operating and support personnel can be exposed.
The human is to be considered an element of the total system, receiving both inputs and initiating outputs during the conduct of this analysis thus creating an effective link between Human Factors Engineering analyses (EOO, EOC, CTE) and system safety.
The O&SHA covers the procedural activities of:
- emergency escape,
- rescue, and
The O&SHA is typically one of the poorest performed system safety analyses which is a travesty since the weakest element in complex systems is the human interaction.
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