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SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORT. Submitted by Larry Jones August 2006 (For Society Year July 1, 2005 through June 30 th , 2006). Organization – 2005-2009. President Larry Jones 2005-2007. Past President Paul Kryska 2005-2007. Executive Secretary John Livingston 2005-2007.

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system safety society annual report


Submitted by Larry Jones

August 2006 (For Society Year July 1, 2005 through June 30th, 2006)

organization 2005 2009
Organization – 2005-2009


Larry Jones


Past President

Paul Kryska


Executive Secretary

John Livingston


Past President’s


Administrative Secretary

Cathy Carter


Executive Vice President

Melissa Emery



Mary Ellen Caro


SSS Founder

Roger Lockwood

Dir. Education and

Professional Development

Steve Mattern


Dir. Government &

Intersociety Services

Geoff McIntyre


Dir. Member Services

Russ Mitchell


Dir. Publicity & Media

Ann Waterman


Dir. Chapter Services

Jerry Banister


Dir. Conferences

Jon Derickson


2003 Conference Chair

Gary Einarsson

Ottawa, Canada

OVP Chapter Services


Onn Eng Ling

OVP Individual


OVP Awards

Steve Mattern

OVP Education

Larry Gregg

2004 Conference Chair

Niles Welch

Providence, RI

OVP Chapter Services

West Coast

Jerry Banister

Liaison Reps

ANSI 01.1 & ASTM E34


ASSE Committee

OVP Development


Jim Gibbons

OVP Corporate


Warner Talso

Technical Editor – JSS

Niles Welch

OVP Chapter Services

East Coast

Dave Rice

OVP Prof Development

Marty Sullivan

2005 Conference Chair

Perry D’Antonio

San Diego, CA

BCSP Representative

Larry Jones

OVP Chapter Services


Bob Fletcher

SVP Science & Tech

2006 Conference Chair

Paul Kryska

Albuquerque, NM

SVP Int’l Activities

Bay Area/Mike Jeung-Wesoloski Los Alamos/Terry Fogle Sierrra HD/Stephan Bussell

Central CA/Dan Strub New England/Norman Gauthier Singapore/Michael Tan

Eastern Canada/Bob Flecter New Mexico/Darrell Stokes Tenn Valley/ Don Swallom

Georgia/ Odell Fevell Northest/John Hinckley Twin Cities/Bill Blake

German/Peter Ladkin Sacramento/Lee Flint Washington DC/Warren Naylor

Houston/ Chris Pickrell Saguaro/Bob Cade Winners Circle/Niles Welch

SVP Information

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Goal ST1 – Create an international system safety network that focuses on bringing the connectivity to the latest technological developments and how they will affect system safety.

Build broad foundation of membership in diverse technological fields and product area

24th ISSC: Number of attendees at conference = 393 attendees

24th ISSC: Number of new memberships granted = 155/393 new members

24th ISSC Technical session included : Aviation, Software, High Consequence, System Engineering, Weapon Systems, Environment, Medical, Public Health, Semiconductor, Space Systems, Surface Transportation, Facilities Safety, Accident Investigation, Risk Management, Hazard Analysis, Human Factors, Nuclear, Biological Safety, Safety Management, Safety Tools

Develop partnerships with major industries, universities, etc.. and sponsor S&T advancements

24th ISSC Co sponsor with Navy

24th ISSC New sponsor/exhibitors = System Engineering and Laboratories (SEAL) and Apogen Technologies

Increase in corporate membership this year

MOU in work with International Association of the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) located in Europe

Director of Government & Intersociety Affairs traveled to Bangkok to be guest lecturer at Mahidol University

Science & Technology (ST)
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Goal IN1: Create a 24-hour, on-demand system safety information resource

Develop a data entry, archiving and on-demand distribution system (lesson learned, best practice, training, Q&A, etc.)

Webpage completely redesigned

Technical Resources Links

Latest Standards/Reference material

Training and Education web space

Best practices

Bee hive (Q&A’s)

EJSS (electronic Journal of System Safety)

Exchanged weblinks with other safety related organizations

Create an on-demand virtual broker system

Nothing to report.

Create a keyword, searchable system safety bibliography on the web

Nothing to report

Information (IN)
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Goal IN2: Improve HQ response to customer needs

Upgrade HQ telecommunication system (computer, voice conference, tele EC)

New computer for HQ and hi-speed internet

New email addresses for HQ and EC

Complete offsite back up

Establish office procedures and responsibilities for office staff

Secretary procedures

Review of Constitution, By laws and Operations Manual underway

Conference Planning Guide available

Chapter Management Guide available

Webpage has: EC documents, stationary, logos, letterhead and presentation templates

Set up tracking and retrieval system for official communication and membership status

In work--Actions assigned

Develop profit sharing program for chapters participating in conference planning

In effect: 50 % of first 5K, 10% of 5-75K, 25% greater than 75K

Information (IN)
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Goal ED1: Integrate products of the S&T and Information branches to create the knowledge base and capability to enable our customers to develop the best design solutions for their customers’ system, product or process safety problems.

Develop a guidance document for creating a system safety standard

Nothing to report.

Develop system safety principle that defines the framework for evaluating the affect of S&T advances

Nothing to report.

Develop a system safety fundamentals course

Course training data base on website under professional development.

Education (ED)
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Goal ED2: Provide professional development opportunities for the members

Conduct annual international conferences

24th ISSC held July 31st in Albuquerque, NM

Develop professional certification program

Road map for professional development

Transportability of Credential MOUs





Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation for graduates of safety degree programs

Establish mentoring role for Fellow members

Nothing to report.

Education (ED)
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Goal ED3: Increase national and international influence

Integrate the system safety discipline into university engineering curriculum

TVC Chapter has Educational Enhancement Committee

Several chapters have CSP study groups

G-48 Standards Committee

Develop and provide system safety educational training

System Safety Management Training held in Singapore, 60 attendees

Develop SSS POCs with organizations that complement our vision and strategic objectives

SSS has POCs for the following




Education (ED)
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Goal ED3: Increase national and international influence (cont.)

Explore the market pull or organizing the Institute for Design Assurance (the “ilities’ of systems engineering)

Nothing to report.

Participate in international standards development, develop national safety policy statements

Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama declared Huntsville Alabama to the International Center of Excellence for the practice of System Safety Engineering.

Create international infrastructure for conducting annual conferences

Canada Chapter hosted/supported

Panel and Workshop—An Exploration of Safety Culture

First Helicopter Safety Symposium in Montréal Canada

Canadian Aviation Safety Symposium in Halifax, Canada

24th ISSC conference planning/organization

Offer to help with 26th ISSC in Vancouver

Singapore Chapter

New corporate member: Defense Science & Technology Agency

2nd SAF Seminar

Supported 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Risk Management & Safety

Offered to host System Safety Conference in Singapore in 2007

Education (ED)
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Goal ED4: Institutionalize continuous improvement program

Seek customer input, identify gaps and identify remedial efforts.

Article by Director of Member Services appeared in Nov/Dec 2005 Journal of System Safety requesting assessment of Members benefits

Invite strategic thinking guest speakers to international conferences

24th ISSC guest speakers:

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense

Head of Product Assurance and Safety Office, International Space Station Utilization/Operations/European Space Agency (ESA)

Chief Defense Scientist, Ministry of Defense, Government of Singapore

Captain, United States Navy (retired)

Create Past-Presidents Council as an advisory committee

See organizational chart on page 2.

Create focused intersociety task teams for peer review, to pursue mutual goals and for cross fertilization leaning

SSS President attended Intersociety Forum in Chicago, March 2005

Create benchmarking program to improve business operations

Nothing to report.

Education (ED)