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Title: A Governance Model and Safety Management System Framework for Industrial Fire Safety During Naval Ship Maintenance Availabilities
Authors: Cheryl Marek
Joseph Bradley
John McGowan
Qingbin Cui
Keywords: OUSD A&S
Issue Date: 19-May-2021
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Acquisition Management Presentation;SYM-AM-21-113
Acquisition Management Video;SYM-AM-21-205
Abstract: Managing shipboard industrial fire safety during a depot or intermediate level maintenance availability on a commissioned naval vessel can be viewed as a complex system bounded by the defense acquisition system. Sociotechnical factors define the hazard and associated risk and risk management practices, and this complex system governs the resulting level of fire safety. Poor industrial fire safety practices during naval ship maintenance availabilities can directly impact project cost and schedule. If a fire is severe enough, these effects can trickle throughout the ship class’s maintenance program, adversely impacting fleet readiness and operations. Traditional viewpoints on fire safety prescriptively regulate the fire hazard. Rote compliance with this type of requirement does not provide clear mechanisms for measuring safety performance, resulting in uneven risk management. This paper presents a safety management system (SMS) framework for shipboard industrial fire safety based on the Complex Systems Governance (CSG) reference model developed by Keating and Bradley (2015). The value of a clearly defined governance model and SMS framework in conjunction with industry standardization and information sharing is the emergence of trends. This supports feedback loops between requirements and outcomes, allowing more effective management of fire safety across the broad stakeholder groups involved.
Description: Acquisition Management / Defense Acquisition Community Contributor
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