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                                                                         Organized 1962
     SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
     Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services




 SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORT



                                   Submitted by Larry Jones
               August 2006 (For Society Year July 1, 2005
                        through June 30th, 2006)
      SS
                                                                                            Organized 1962
                        SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
                        Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services
                                                                                                                            Organization – 2005-2009

                                                 Past President                                President                                       Executive Secretary
             Past President’s                                                                 Larry Jones
                                                 Paul Kryska                                                                                    John Livingston
                 Council                                                                      2005-2007
                                                  2005-2007                                                                                       2005-2007

                                            Administrative Secretary                     Executive Vice President                                T reasurer
               SSS Founder                      Cathy Carter                                 Melissa Emery                                     Mary Ellen Caro
              Roger Lockwood                       (Staff)                                     2005-2007                                        2005-2007




Dir. Government &                Dir. Member Services             Dir. Publicity & Media              Dir. Education and              Dir. Chapter Services            Dir. Conferences
Intersociety Services                Russ Mitchell                   Ann Waterman                  Professional Development              Jerry Banister                 Jon Derickson
  Geoff McIntyre                      2005-2009                         2005-2009                       Steve Mattern                      2004-2007                      2004-2007
     2005-2009                                                                                            2004-2007
                                                                                                                                                                     2003 Conference Chair
                                      OVP Individual                                                                                   OVP Chapter Services             Gary Einarsson
                                                                                                            OVP Awards                       Asia
                                       Membership                            OVP Education                                                                             Ottawa, Canada
                                                                                                            Steve Mattern                Onn Eng Ling
                                                                              Larry Gregg
                                                                                                                                       OVP Chapter Services          2004 Conference Chair
     Liaison Reps                                                                                      OVP Development                     West Coast                    Niles Welch
                                      OVP Corporate
ANSI 01.1 & AST M E34                                                                                      Material                      Jerry Banister                 Providence, RI
                                       Membership
        RAMS                                                                                             Jim Gibbons
                                       Warner Talso
  ASSE Committee                                                   T echnical Editor – JSS
                                                                       Niles Welch                   OVP Prof Development              OVP Chapter Services
                                                                                                                                           East Coast                2005 Conference Chair
                                                                                                       Marty Sullivan
                                                                                                                                           Dave Rice                   Perry D’Antonio
                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego, CA
                                                                                                       BCSP Representative
SVP Science & T ech                                                                                       Larry Jones                    OVP Chapter Services
                                                                                                                                              Canada                 2006 Conference Chair
                                                                                                                                            Bob Fletcher                 Paul Kryska
                                                                                                                                                                       Albuquerque, NM
SVP Int’l Activities
                                        Bay Area/M ike Jeung-Wesoloski             Los Alamos/Terry Fogle                     Sierrra HD/Stephan Bussell
                                        Central CA/Dan Strub                       New England/Norman Gauthier                Singapore/M ichael Tan
 SVP Information
                                        Eastern Canada/Bob Flecter                 New M exico/Darrell Stokes                 Tenn Valley/ Don Swallom
                                        Georgia/ Odell Fevell                      Northest/John Hinckley                     Twin Cities/Bill Blake
                                        German/Peter Ladkin                        Sacramento/Lee Flint                       Washington DC/Warren Naylor
                                        Houston/ Chris Pickrell                    Saguaro/Bob Cade                           Winners Circle/Niles Welch
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SS
                                                                              Organized 1962
          SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
          Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Science & Technology (ST)


•    Goal ST1 – Create an international system safety network that focuses on
     bringing the connectivity to the latest technological developments and how they
     will affect system safety.
      – Build broad foundation of membership in diverse technological fields and product
        area
             • 24th ISSC: Number of attendees at conference = 393 attendees
             • 24th ISSC: Number of new memberships granted = 155/393 new members
             • 24th ISSC Technical session included : Aviation, Software, High Consequence, System
               Engineering, Weapon Systems, Environment, Medical, Public Health, Semiconductor, Space
               Systems, Surface Transportation, Facilities Safety, Accident Investigation, Risk Management,
               Hazard Analysis, Human Factors, Nuclear, Biological Safety, Safety Management, Safety Tools
      – Develop partnerships with major industries, universities, etc.. and sponsor S&T
        advancements
             • 24th ISSC Co sponsor with Navy
             • 24th ISSC New sponsor/exhibitors = System Engineering and Laboratories (SEAL) and Apogen
               Technologies
             • Increase in corporate membership this year
             • MOU in work with International Association of the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)
               located in Europe
             • Director of Government & Intersociety Affairs traveled to Bangkok to be guest lecturer at
               Mahidol University


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SS
                                                                            Organized 1962
        SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
        Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Information (IN)



• Goal IN1: Create a 24-hour, on-demand system safety information
  resource
    – Develop a data entry, archiving and on-demand distribution system (lesson
      learned, best practice, training, Q&A, etc.)
           • Webpage completely redesigned
           • Technical Resources Links
                     – Latest Standards/Reference material
           • Training and Education web space
                     – Best practices
           • Bee hive (Q&A’s)
           • EJSS (electronic Journal of System Safety)
           • Exchanged weblinks with other safety related organizations
    – Create an on-demand virtual broker system
           • Nothing to report.
    – Create a keyword, searchable system safety bibliography on the web
           • Nothing to report


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SS
                                                                              Organized 1962
          SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
          Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Information (IN)



•    Goal IN2: Improve HQ response to customer needs
      – Upgrade HQ telecommunication system (computer, voice conference, tele EC)
             • New computer for HQ and hi-speed internet
             • New email addresses for HQ and EC
             • Complete offsite back up
      – Establish office procedures and responsibilities for office staff
             •    Secretary procedures
             •    Review of Constitution, By laws and Operations Manual underway
             •    Conference Planning Guide available
             •    Chapter Management Guide available
             •    Webpage has: EC documents, stationary, logos, letterhead and presentation templates
      – Set up tracking and retrieval system for official communication and membership
        status
             • In work--Actions assigned
      – Develop profit sharing program for chapters participating in conference planning
             • In effect: 50 % of first 5K, 10% of 5-75K, 25% greater than 75K


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SS
                                                                            Organized 1962
        SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
        Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Education (ED)



• Goal ED1: Integrate products of the S&T and Information branches to
  create the knowledge base and capability to enable our customers to
  develop the best design solutions for their customers’ system, product or
  process safety problems.
    – Develop a guidance document for creating a system safety standard
           • Nothing to report.
    – Develop system safety principle that defines the framework for evaluating the
      affect of S&T advances
           • Nothing to report.
    – Develop a system safety fundamentals course
           • Course training data base on website under professional development.




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SS
                                                                            Organized 1962
        SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
        Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Education (ED)



• Goal ED2: Provide professional development opportunities for the
  members
    – Conduct annual international conferences
           • 24th ISSC held July 31 st in Albuquerque, NM
    – Develop professional certification program
           • Road map for professional development
           • Transportability of Credential MOUs
                     –    Australia
                     –    UK (ISOH)
                     –    Canada
                     –    Singapore
           • Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation for graduates of safety degree
             programs
    – Establish mentoring role for Fellow members
           • Nothing to report.


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SS
                                                                            Organized 1962
        SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
        Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Education (ED)



• Goal ED3: Increase national and international influence
    – Integrate the system safety discipline into university engineering curriculum
           • TVC Chapter has Educational Enhancement Committee
           • Several chapters have CSP study groups
           • G-48 Standards Committee
    – Develop and provide system safety educational training
           • System Safety Management Training held in Singapore, 60 attendees
    – Develop SSS POCs with organizations that complement our vision and
      strategic objectives
           • SSS has POCs for the following
                     – G48
                     – BCSP
                     – RAM




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SS
                                                                              Organized 1962
          SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
          Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Education (ED)

•   Goal ED3: Increase national and international influence (cont.)
     – Explore the market pull or organizing the Institute for Design Assurance (the “ilities’
       of systems engineering)
           • Nothing to report.
     – Participate in international standards development, develop national safety policy
       statements
           • Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama declared Huntsville Alabama to the International Center of
             Excellence for the practice of System Safety Engineering.
     – Create international infrastructure for conducting annual conferences
           • Canada Chapter hosted/supported
                     –    Panel and Workshop—An Exploration of Safety Culture
                     –    First Helicopter Safety Symposium in Montréal Canada
                     –    Canadian Aviation Safety Symposium in Halifax, Canada
                     –    24th ISSC conference planning/organization
                     –    Offer to help with 26th ISSC in Vancouver
           • Singapore Chapter
                     –    New corporate member: Defense Science & Technology Agency
                     –    2nd SAF Seminar
                     –    Supported 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Risk Management & Safety
                     –    Offered to host System Safety Conference in Singapore in 2007




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SS
                                                                            Organized 1962
        SYSTEM SAFETY SOCIETY                                            Incorporated 1973
        Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products & Services                Education (ED)

• Goal ED4: Institutionalize continuous improvement program
    – Seek customer input, identify gaps and identify remedial efforts.
           • Article by Director of Member Services appeared in Nov/Dec 2005 Journal of System
             Safety requesting assessment of Members benefits
    – Invite strategic thinking guest speakers to international conferences
           • 24th ISSC guest speakers:
                     – Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
                     – Head of Product Assurance and Safety Office, International Space Station
                       Utilization/Operations/European Space Agency (ESA)
                     – Chief Defense Scientist, Ministry of Defense, Government of Singapore
                     – Captain, United States Navy (retired)
    – Create Past-Presidents Council as an advisory committee
           • See organizational chart on page 2.
    – Create focused intersociety task teams for peer review, to pursue mutual goals
      and for cross fertilization leaning
           • SSS President attended Intersociety Forum in Chicago, March 2005
    – Create benchmarking program to improve business operations
           • Nothing to report.


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