Safety — status and perspectives

  • Tom Anderson
Conference paper


Safety can be all things to all men — that is, different people in different situations will, quite legitimately, interpret the term “safety” in different ways. This paper expresses a personal perspective on safety as an engineering concern.


System Attribute Personal Perspective Safety Engineering Safety Concept Normal Engineering 
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    Rolt LTC. Red for Danger (3rd edition). Pan Books, London, 1976Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Anderson
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  1. 1.The University of Newcastle upon TyneDepartment of Computing ScienceUK

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