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The Next Level of Safety: Evolving Safety in the Digital Age

The Next Level of Safety is an approach that combines the ubiquitous data produced by the information revolution with advanced analytics to generate timely safety intelligence and accelerate safety improvements.

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The Next Level of Safety is characterized by a system-of-systems perspective, proactive monitoring and analysis leveraging the phenomenal increase in information connectivity, and performance-based standards and regulations.

In this paper we describe both the challenges and opportunities the information revolution presents for improving safety. We define four principles that distinguish the Next Level of Safety and propose potential next steps for accelerating its adoption.