FAA - FO 8040.4A
Safety Risk Management Policy
|Publication Date:||30 April 2012|
a. This order supports FAA Order 8000.369, Safety Management System Guidance and describes the process used to conduct SRM in the FAA. Specifically, it formalizes the use of SRM across the FAA, is focused on safety in the aerospace system, describes the specific steps when performing SRM, and enables communication and coordination across FAA organizations for enhanced safety risk decision making.
b. This order is applicable to all FAA organizations, especially in terms of hazard identification and tracking, and safety risk control. It is expected that any hazards that cross organizations will be fully coordinated between organizations. Organizations should supplement this order with organizational process and procedure instructions to aid in promoting effective SRM and must collaborate with their respective and affected organizations when performing SRM.
Purpose of This Order. This order establishes the Safety Risk Management (SRM) policy for the FAA. It also establishes common terms and processes used to analyze, assess, and accept safety risk. The design of this policy is to prescribe common SRM language and communication standards to be applied throughout the FAA. Furthermore, the policy recognizes that FAA organizations have unique missions and requirements, so it allows flexibility in the application of SRM. Appendix A - Definitions contains definitions for terms used in this policy. Appendix B - Acronyms contains acronyms used in this policy.