Vision Statement

To make the world a safer place through safer systems.

Mission Statement

Advance the system safety discipline by creating an international, interdependent network of system safety professionals dedicated to the continuous improvement of the art, sciences and technology needed to provide the best total system safety solutions. Be the recognized international leader in the system safety discipline.


The International System Safety Society is a non-profit organization supporting safety professionals worldwide. With a wide range of individual and corporate members, the Society is affiliated with major corporations, educational institutions and other agencies. The system safety concept focuses on the application of systems engineering and systems management to the process of hazard, safety and risk analysis. Chapters around the globe, the annual International System Safety Conference, and the renowned Journal of System Safety are just a few of the means by which we strive to accomplish our objectives.

Our Web site offers a wealth of resources for members and visitors alike. We invite you to return to it often.

ISSS Information Brochure

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Membership Application Form

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Journal of System Safety

Journal of System Safety

About the Journal

Journal of System Safety is the official publication of the System Safety Society and is the leading source of cutting-edge information about the latest developments in the system safety field.

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Membership Status

Mentoring Program

Conference Info

Conference Info

The 35th International System Safety Conference

August 21–25 2017 Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 34th International System Safety Conference

August 8–12, 2016
Renaissance Hotel at Sea World, Orlando, Florida

The 33rd International System Safety Conference

August 24–27, 2015
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego California

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The 32nd International System Safety Training Symposium

August 4–8, 2014
St. Louis, Missouri

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The 31st International System Safety Conference

August 12–16, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

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The 30th International System Safety Conference

August 6–10, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia

The 29th International System Safety Conference

Material from 29th ISSC (2011)

Bulletin Board

2017 ISSS Call for Award Nominations

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Download the nomination form

Download the awards program (.ppt format)

RAMS 2018

Download the announcement poster

Download call for papers

2015 Election Results

Rodney Simmons

Executive Vice President:
Chuck Muniak

Clif Ericson

Executive Secretary:
Pam Kneiss

Director of Education and Professional Development:
Jeff Brewer

Director of Conferences:
Pam Wilkinson

Director of Chapter Services:
Bob Fletcher


MIL-STD-882E officially released on 11May2012.

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Joint Services - Software Safety Authorities

Software System Safety, Implementation Process and Tasks Supporting MIL STD 882 E With Joint Software System Safety Engineering Handbook References, dated 1 April 2016.

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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving strives to provide the latest news and information to help keep our community safe.

Officers, Directors and Chapter Presidents —

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