16.63J / ESD.03J System Safety, Fall 2012
Author(s)Leveson, Nancy; Thomas, John P.
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This class introduces the concepts of system safety and how to analyze and design safer systems. Topics include the causes of accidents in general, and recent major accidents in particular; hazard analysis, safety-driven design techniques; design of human-automation interaction; integrating safety into the system engineering process; and managing and operating safety-critical systems.
16.63, 16.63J, ESD.03, ESD.03J, hazard analysis, system safety, accident analysis, design for safety, accident causality mode, hindsight bias, accident report, occupational safety, CAST analysis, human factors, safety control structure, operations, safety management, critical projects, STPA hazard analysis, STAMP