Why Do We Need Safety?

“If eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,

then chronic unease is the price of safety."

-James Reason,

“Managing the Risk of Organizational Accidents"



1. To Protect Personnel: What could be more important than protecting loss of life?


Apollo 1









2. To Protect Hardware and Equipment: We are building one of a kind hardware items


NOAA N Prime



Nuclear Compton Telescope (NCT) Balloon Mishap 



3. To help prevent the loss of time and money:  Once it is gone, you can never fully get it back