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Element 4: Identify and Document Risk Mitigation Measures

Element 4 “Identify and document risk mitigation measures” is where risk mitigation(s) is identified, and the expected risk reduction(s) of the alternative(s) shall be estimated and documented in the Hazard Tracking System (HTS). The goal should always be to eliminate the hazard if possible. When a hazard cannot be eliminated, the associated risk should be …

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Element 5: Reduce Risk

  Element 5 “Reduce Risk” is where Mitigation measures are selected and implemented to achieve an acceptable risk level. Consider and evaluate the cost, feasibility, and effectiveness of candidate mitigation methods as part of the Systems Engineering process and Integrated Product Team (IPT) processes. Present the current hazards, their associated severity and probability assessments, and …

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Element 1: Document the System Safety Process

  Element 1 “Document the system safety approach” is where the Program Manager (PM) and contractor document the system safety approach for managing hazards as an integral part of the Systems Engineering Process.   MIL-STD-882E “Standard Practice for System Safety” – Page 10   The approach should describe the risk management effort and how the …

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Element 2: Identify and Document Hazards

Element 2 “Identify and document hazards” is where hazards are identified and recorded in a document that is controlled and monitored. The document will service at the foundation for analyzing, tracking and controlling current and future hazards. MIL-STD-882E “Standard Practice for System Safety” – Page 10 Risk Identification (which includes Hazards) is the activity that …

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Element 3: Assess and Document Risk

Element 3 “Assess and document risk” documents the severity category and probability level for a potential mishap(s) for each hazard.  Each risk is assessed using the definitions in Tables 1 and Table 2 below from MIL-STD-882E. Standard: MIL-STD-882E “Standard Practice for System Safety” – Page 10 Severity Category To determine the appropriate severity category as …

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Risk Tracking

Risk Tracking (sometimes referred to as Risk Monitoring) is an activity of systematically tracking and evaluating the performance of risk mitigation actions against established metrics throughout the acquisition process and develops further risk mitigation options or executes risk mitigation plans, as appropriate. Its intent is to ensure successful Risk Mitigation and should be done as …

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System Safety Process

  System Safety Standard (MIL-STD-882E) The system safety standard practice identifies the DoD approach for identifying hazards and assessing and mitigating associated risks encountered in the development, test, production, use, and disposal of defense systems.   MIL-STD-882E: “Standard Practice for System Safety” – 11 May 2012 Handbook:  Air Force System Safety Handbook – July 2000 …

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Risk Mitigation Plan Implementation

A Risk Mitigation Plan Implementation is meant to ensure successful Risk Mitigation occurs and is based upon a program Risk Mitigation Plan (RMP). It should: [1] Determines what planning, budget, and requirements and contractual changes are needed, Provides a coordination vehicle with management and other stakeholders, Directs the teams to execute the defined and approved …

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