Readings

[ESW] = Buy at MIT Press Leveson, Nancy G. Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety. MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780262016629. This book is available for purchase or as a free download from the MIT Press website. [Preview with Google Books]

[Safeware] = ———. Safeware: System Safety and Computers 1st Edition. Addison-Wesley Professional, 1995. ISBN: 9780201119725.

SES # TOPICS READINGS (BY THE DAY OF THE CLASS EXCEPT FOR FIRST WEEK)
1 Introduction, Uberlingen; Class Description

[ESW] Chapter 1.

[Safeware] Chapter 1.

2 Introduction to Accident Causality, Bhopal, Hindsight Bias [Safeware] pp. 129–35 and 145–55.
3 Discuss Citichem Causes, Hindsight Bias

[Safeware] pp. 39–48 and 53–88.

[ESW] pp. 7–24, 36–45, 47–50, and 51–56.

4 System-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP), Systems Theory, Accident Models [ESW] Chapter 3.
5 More on STAMP, Systems Theory, Accident Models [ESW] pp. 75–91 and 98–100.
6 CAST and Accident Analysis [ESW] Chapters 5 and 11.
7 More on CAST n/a
8 Traditional Hazard Analysis (HA) [Safeware] pp. 305–11, 313–26, 327–32, and 341–4.
9 Traditional Hazard Analysis (HA) (cont.) n/a
10 Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) Intro, Basic Components [ESW] Chapter 6, pp. 181–95.
11 STPA [ESW] pp. 211–30.
12 STPA (cont.) n/a
13 STPA and Review Projects n/a
14 Design for Safety [Safeware] Chapter 16: Follensbee.
15 Design for Safety (cont.) [ESW] pp. 251–73.
16 Human Factors Automation Complacency Paper
17 Human Factors (cont.) [ESW] pp. 273–306.
18 Cyber Security Young and Leveson paper
19 Discuss Take Home Exam n/a
20 Operations, Regulation [ESW] Chapter 12.
21 Operations, Regulation (cont.) n/a
22 Invited Speaker n/a
23 Management [ESW] Chapter 13.
24 SUBSAFE n/a
25 Present Projects [ESW] Chapter 14.
26 Present Projects (cont.) n/a

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