System Safety calls for a risk management strategy based on identification, analysis of hazards and application of remedial controls using a systems-based approach
Experts in analyzing and integrating safety into systems (composed of electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical components, software (including operating systems, application code, firmware, COTS), data, special items such as ASICs and FPGAs, personnel, environment) since 1988, it all began with the THERAC-25 cancer therapy machine following its accidents where patients were killed.
Since then we have provided consulting services in Defense, Aviation, Rail Systems (light*, heavy, high speed, commuter, subway), UAVs, Automotive, Medical Devices, Nuclear Power, and Process Control.
We also work in Human Systems Integration (HSI) situations where we closely interface with Human Factors Engineers (HFEs). Do Errors of Omission (EOO), Errors of Commission (EOC) and Cognitive Task Errors (CTEs) ring a bell? What are the 3 system safety documents that are typically the focus of plaintiffs? Got your curiosity up? We know this one stone cold.
Our services in the field include off-the-shelf and customized sector-specific courses and webinars which are world-renowned and have been offered since 1992.
We are fully conversant with all system safety standards and guidelines (both domestic and international; (e.g. MIL-STD-882E, SAE ARP4761 (soon to be 4761A (4754A requires a Safety Program Plan, Preliminary Aircraft Safety Assessment (PASA), and Aircraft Safety Assessment (ASA)), IEC 61508, DEF STAN 00-56, MIL-HDBK-516C)
knowing their strengths, weaknesses (e.g., what is very wrong in 882E and 4761?; ah!!! we have got you curious now), and
how to combine them.
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