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A very late draft

I originally gave a presentation at the 2015 ASSC Conference, but never got around to finishing the companion paper. Not my most stellar title either. The paper is basically how to leverage off the very close similarities between the objectives of the WHS Act (2011) and those of MIL-STD882C, yes that standard. You might almost think the drafters of the legislation had a system safety specialist advising them… Recently I’ve had the necessity to apply this approach on another project (a ground system this time) so I took the opportunity to update the draft paper as an aide memoire, and here it is!

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In June of 2011 the Australian Safety Critical Systems Association (ASCSA) published a short discussion paper on what they believed to be the philosophical principles necessary to successfully guide the development of a safety critical system. The paper identified eight management and eight technical principles, but do these principles do justice to the purported purpose of the paper?

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