Risk & Safety Management

MIL-STD-882E System Safety

Military Standard (MIL-STD) 882E “Department of Defense Standard Practice System Safety” identifies the DoD approach for identifying hazards and assessing and mitigating associated risks encountered in developing, testing, production, using, and disposing defense systems. The procedure described herein conforms to DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System.” DoDI 5000.02 defines the risk acceptance authorities. [1]

Mil-Standard: MIL-STD-882E “Standard Practice for System Safety” – 11 May 2012

Definition: Military Standard (MIL-STD) 882E “Department of Defense Standard Practice System Safety” system safety standard practice identifies the Department of Defense (DoD) Systems Engineering (SE) approach to eradicating hazards whenever possible and minimizing risks when hazards cannot be eliminated.

System Safety

System Safety is the application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to achieve acceptable risk within the constraints of operational effectiveness and suitability, time, and cost throughout all system life cycle phases.” [1]

System Safety Hazards

MIL-STD-882 covers hazards that apply to systems, products, equipment, and infrastructure, including hardware and software, throughout design, development, testing, production, use, and disposal. Hazards, control measures, and risks as they apply to autonomy, artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, and autonomous weapon systems must be assessed as part of the System Safety process.

Table of Content

Chapter 1 – Scope
Chapter 2 – Applicable Documents
Chapter 3 – Definitions
Chapter 4 – General Requirements
Chapter 5 – Detailed Requirements
Chapter 6 – Notes

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Update: 7/19/2023

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