System safety as a dedicated profession can be traced back to the 1960s. However, already back in the 1940s engineers realized that the “fly-fix-fly”-approach to safety was not a viable way forward because of the cost of accidents.
They wanted to prevent (new) accidents from occurring, not just learn from previous accidents and make sure that they did not happen again. The latter is, of course, important, but today’s (open) society is less tolerant towards some accidents occurring following the introduction of new (and safety-critical) systems, before we can start learning to prevent them from recurring.
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