In the early sixties, a small but dedicated group of managers, scientists, and engineers became personally involved in the initial implementation of System Safety engineering in some of the major aerospace programs. They began to meet to share their common interests and visions for the cost saving potential of the system safety process for accident reduction. It soon became apparent to these system safety pioneers that existing professional organizations and societies did not provide a sufficiently receptive and stimulating environment, in which the long-range objectives envisioned for the System Safety concept could be suitably nourished and brought to maturity. Therefore, in 1962, the System Safety Society was organized and charted in California through the dedicated efforts of Mr. Roger Lockwood and the founding pioneers. As the society enjoyed a steady growth in numbers, scope and influence, it was incorporated as a non-profit professional organization.
The System Safety Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Safety Professional in the application of Systems Engineering and Systems Management to the process of hazard, safety and risk analysis. The Society is international in scope and draws members throughout the world. It is affiliated with major corporations, educational institutions and other agencies in the United States and abroad.
On March 20, 2003 the Charter, Constitution and Bylaws of the German Chapter of the System Safety Society were signed by Clifton Ericson.
The following Link will redirect you to the web pages of the German Chapter of the System Safety Society.