System Safety Management. The Basic Need For Safety. Originates as a fundamental human need Dr. Abraham Maslow outlined a hierarchy States that humans are motivated to action by unsatisfied needs Physiological needs are first: Air, Water, Food, etc.
Anonymous Safety Professional statement:
“It is immoral to design a product or system for mankind without recognition and evaluation of the hazards associated with that product or system”
September 17, 1908
The Need for System Safety
The first fatal powered-aircraft accident investigation pointed to the need for system safety practices – the formal recognition of this holistic approach came decades later
Chief of Air Service 1921 Report:
“…that the Air Service desires to perfect preventive accident measures to the fullest possible may be readily appreciated from the fact that during the calendar year 1920, 51 officers and enlisted men of the Air Service lost their lives in airplane accident, [and] 312 airplanes were damaged or destroyed...”