Risk Management for Safety Engineers | 1-5 April 2024

$2,595.00 USD

This course provides an overview of the underlying processes used to manage risks and demonstrates the common elements that can be applied to any sector of our economy. The most common of these processes is IARA, an acronym for Identify, Assess, Reduce, Accept.

Online and in-person attendance options are available. See Event Details tab below for more info. Indicate online or in-person attendance during registration.

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As a discipline, safety engineering exists in many sectors of our economy, and managing risk is the primary function of the discipline. Practitioners have applied their techniques in aerospace, transportation, explosives, testing, industrial, and chemical operations for decades. More recently, the medical, food service, and environmental sectors have begun establishing practices with similar overarching purpose.

This course provides an overview of the underlying processes used to manage risks and demonstrates the common elements that can be applied to any sector of our economy. The most common of these processes is IARA, an acronym for Identify, Assess, Reduce, Accept. The safety case approach is also presented and benefits reviewed. The necessary understanding begins with the language and math needed to communicate and develop a risk management program. The history of improvements made in management processes is reviewed. Pascalian methods are highlighted.

The first half of this five-day class is applicable to managing safety risks from any and all sectors. The second half focuses on specific practices applicable to system safety, range or launch safety, explosives safety, industrial or OSHA safety, operational safety, reliability, software safety, and quality.

This course is designed for safety engineers at all levels, as well as system engineers, and program and project managers. The beginning safety engineer will learn techniques to identify hazards as risk factors and methods to reduce the risks. The journeyman safety engineer will recognize practices used in their sector, and learn how other sectors apply similar techniques. Systems engineers and managers will gain an understanding of how safety engineering integrates into overall systems engineering, and recognize the importance of the “accept” function within overall management.

Course instructors have over 40 years of experience as practicing safety engineering professionals. They will provide numerous experience-based insights during the course.

This training course is available by request for groups of five or more students. Contact Melissa Emery or Heather Daniels at training@apt-research.com for information regarding availability.

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Event Details

Class will start at 8:30am each day and run till approximately 5pm on Monday thru Thursday. Class will end around noon on Friday.

Start date: 1 April 2024

End date: 5 April 2024

Start time: 08:30 a.m. CST

End time: 05:00 p.m. CST

Venue: In-person: A-P-T Research, Inc., SEAC, 4950 Research Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805 (Online: Microsoft Teams)

Directions: Technical Requirements for Online Attendees: Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting via the Microsoft Team App or a browser of your choice. No account or installation is required if using a browser. Check with your IT Department about using Teams. Some attendees may need to use personal device. Must have: Speakers and microphone. Optional (but encouraged): Camera.

Phone: 256.327.3373

Email: training@apt-research.com