The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has circulated a proposal for a new field of activity on safety management of complex technical systems. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is inviting all relevant and interested stakeholders to submit their comments on the proposal by close of business April 8, 2016.
The proposed new committee will seek to contribute to the development of standardization in the field of complex technical systems – such as aerospace systems – including all their constituent elements (such as operators, manufacturers of industrial products, industrial infrastructures, maintenance and repair organizations, and training centers) throughout the full life cycle.
The committee will also seek to define and classify threats and risk factors, procedures for determining safety efficiency – including predictive risk modelling, and recommendations on the practical application of risk management.
The proposal was submitted by The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST R) – which holds the function of National Standards Body in the Russian Federation, and represents Russia in international and regional organizations for standardization.
Interested stakeholders are encouraged to review the proposal, which can be accessed here. The document includes a listing of relevant external international organizations and documents related to the development of the work.
Comments relating to the proposal should be directed to ANSI Senior Director of International Policy Steve Cornish (firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of business on April 8, 2016.
Based on the received input, the ANSI ISO Council will then be asked to approve an ANSI position and submit comments to ISO before the voting deadline for the proposal on May 17, 2016.
ANSI has also published an explanatory information document which outlines the process used to develop U.S. positions on issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC. This can be accessed here.