Element 8 “Manage Life-Cycle Risk”. After the system is fielded, the system program office uses the system safety process to identify hazards and maintain the Hazard Tracking System (HTS) throughout the system’s life-cycle. This life-cycle effort considers any changes to include, but not limited to, the interfaces, users, hardware and software, mishap data, mission(s) or profile(s), and system health data. Procedures shall be in place to ensure risk management personnel are aware of these changes, e.g., by being part of the configuration control process.
The Program Management Office (PMO) and user community shall maintain effective communications to collaborate, identify, and manage new hazards and modified risks. If a new hazard is discovered or a known hazard is determined to have a higher risk level than previously assessed, the new or revised risk will need to be formally accepted in accordance with DoD Instruction 5000.02 “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System”. In addition, DoD requires program offices to support system-related Class A and B (as defined in DoD Instruction 6055.07) mishap investigations by providing analyses of hazards that contributed to the mishap and recommendations for materiel risk mitigation measures, especially those that minimize human errors.
AcqLinks and References:
- MIL-STD-882E “Standard Practice for System Safety” – 11 May 2012
- Air Force System Safety Handbook – July 2000
- DoD Risk Management Guidebook – Aug 06