Safety Management

Safety management involves more than a simple statement of a policy, and is not merely a matter of ensuring that a budget has been provided for safety engineers to perform their work.

The roles, responsibilities, and competencies of personnel and any safety subcontractors need to be covered. The planning of what level of acceptable safety will be achieved, how this will be achieved, documented (e.g., through a safety case and hazard log), and approved (e.g., through a system safety working group or independent safety assessment) also needs to be addressed.

One important factor of safety management is to ensure that the safety engineering tasks are able to be carried out with sufficient level of independence.


The Union Carbide leak in Bhopal was a technically advanced plant where poor safety management may have contributed to the accident.


The task System Safety Program task of MIL-STD-882C "System Safety Program Requirements"