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Does IEC 61508 Cover The Elimination Of Hazards At Source?

The standard requires that consideration shall be given to the elimination of the hazards and emphasizes the primary importance of eliminating hazards at source ( and note to of IEC 61508-1).

This could be, for example, by the application of inherent safety principles or the application of good engineering practice. However, detailed guidance on hazard elimination is not provided in the standard.

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Created 2008-11-10
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