A.4.4.2 Identification of hazards. Identify hazards
through a systematic hazard analysis process encompassing detailed analysis of
system hardware and software, the environment (in which the system will
exist), and the intended usage or application. Historical hazard and mishap
data, including lessons learned from other systems, are considered and
A.188.8.131.52 Approaches for identifying hazards.
Numerous approaches have been developed and used to identify system hazards.
A key aspect of many of these approaches is empowering the design engineer
with the authority to design safe systems and the responsibility to identify
to program management the hazards associated with the design. Hazard
identification approaches often include using system users in the effort.
Commonly used approaches for identifying hazards can be found in the
Defense Acquisition Deskbook and System Safety Society’s System
Safety Analysis Handbook (see