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  • AF Policy Directive 90-9: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFI 90-901: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFMC Instruction 90-902: Operational Risk Management, Dec 2007

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    The characteristics of a system that minimize the potential for human or machine errors/failures that cause injurious accidents.


    • Has a safety risk assessment been completed?

    • Have you considered risks for power sources:
      • Electrical?
      • Mechanical?
      • Hydraulics/Pneumatics?
      • Chemical/explosive/propellants?

    • Have you considered risks associated with the following:
      • Exposed, moving equipment?
      • RF/MW antenna?
      • Hazardous materials or by-products?
      • Combustion processes?
      • High temperature devices?
      • Vehicular movement/flight?
      • Gun systems?
      • Missile systems?

    • Were your design requirement statements developed to address/prevent the impact of:
      • Catastrophic loss of materiel system or soldier due to failure of component or procedural error/omission?
      • Operational loss of system or disabling soldier injury due to component failure/malfunction?
      • Loss of system effectiveness or soldier injury due to component malfunction or procedural error/omission?

    • Are all trade-offs or impact issues looked at for their effects on all other domains?

    • Are all trade-offs or impact issues looked at for their effects on system cost and performance requirements (e.g., excessive training and personnel capability requirements to compensate for materiel system design weaknesses)?

    • Are all functional, cost and performance data, as well as assumptions and other criteria, consistent with other analyses being performed on the system?

    • Is the system safe for the soldier/civilian to operate, maintain, repair, and support?

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