Accession Number : ADP005349

Title :   HAZEL - A Computerized Approach to System Safety,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Proper,Kenneth W.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : HAZEL is a computerized approach to system safety, whose design incorporated the use of new concepts for hazard evaluation of a system. These concepts are based on the postulate that an incident results when during the exposure of a given hazard stimulus within a system, the stimulus permits the conversion and release of potential energy outside of the design parameters. Depending on which set of events follows this release of energy, one of several possible consequences can result. The severity of this consequence is dependent on which set of events occurs. Further, it is possible that this set of events could be a null set, producing no consequences. The goal of Systems Safety Engineering is to maximize the operational effectiveness of a system by identifying hazards within

Descriptors :   *SAFETY, *HAZARDS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), STIMULI, POTENTIAL ENERGY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, CORRECTIONS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE