Webinar: Design for Safety

Presenter: Dev Raheja
Date Recorded: 27 February 2020


More than 16 million Toyota recalls and millions of automobile recalls by GM, Honda, Ford, and on the average three medical device recalls per day tells us a lot about deficient thinking by engineers. In addition, the NASA Challenger shuttle accident and many aviation accidents tell us that we need to understand the right knowledge to predict accidents during the process of writing engineering specifications, and to design them out with creative, robust, and high return on investment methods.


Dev Raheja, MS, CSP, author of the books Design for Reliability and Safer Hospital Care, is an international risk management, reliability, durability and system safety consultant for government, commercial and aerospace industry for over 30 years.

His clients include Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, Siemens, Eaton, Boeing, Lockheed, Northrup Grumman, General Motors, Prior to becoming a consultant in 1982 he worked at GE as Supervisor of Quality Assurance/Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, at Cooper Industries as Chief Engineer, and at Booz-Allen & Hamilton as Risk Management consultant for a variety of industries.

He teaches Design for Reliability courses at the University of Maryland for degree programs in Mechanical Engineering and Reliability Engineering. He is a Fellow of American Society for Quality and recipient of its Austin Bonis Award for Reliability Education Advancement, and former chair of the Reliability Division. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is a former National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner in the first batch of examiners. His served as Vice president of the International System Safety Society where he received the Scientific Achievement Award and the Educator-of-the-Year Award. He served on the Board of Directors for the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium for more than 10 years.


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