Provides an understanding of current system safety practices. It is a primer for practicing occupational safety and health professionals and industrial safety engineers needing a quick introduction to system safety principles. Designed to familiarize the reader with the application of scientific and engineering principles for the timely identification of hazards, this book outlines the essentials of system safety and its impact on day-to-day occupational safety and health. The book is divided into two main parts - The System Safety Program and System Safety Analysis : Techniques and Methods. In addition, expanded coverage on the use of the job safety analysis (JSA) adds practical examples emphasizing its value and understanding. Chapters include: 1. System safety : an overview -- 2. System safety concepts -- 3. System safety program requirements -- 4. The industrial safety connection -- 5. Probability theory and statistical analysis -- 6. Preliminary hazard analysis -- 7. Subsystem and system hazard analysis -- 8. Operating and support hazard analysis -- 9. Energy trace and barrier analysis -- 10. Failure mode and effect analysis -- 11. Fault or functional hazard analysis -- 12. Fault tree analysis -- 13. Management oversight and risk tree -- 14. HAZOP and what-if analyses -- 15. Special use analysis techniques.