System Safety and Risk Management


March 1998
DHHS (NIOSH) Order Number 96-37768
cover of NIOSH Order No. 96-37768

System safety provides many disciplined approaches to hazard identification and risk analysis. Risk has two components, severity and probability; both must be determined to assess risk. The analytical techniques presented in this module can be used to assess risk to employees, facilities, equipment, production, quality, and the environment. This module presents fifteen techniques from system safety practice.

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