Several safety standards exist for the construction, operation and management of systems requiring safety mechanisms. Most of the current standards have a lengthy history and continue to mature with changes in technology and society. It is important that systems safety professionals are at least aware of the major differences between various standards that they are likely to meet over the course of their careers. The following (growing) list of safety standards are typical of what many safety professionals are likely to have to get to know.
The first listed item (SEBoK) is not a standard per se, but represents the most up to date information surrounding the systems engineering profession. It is provided not only for interest but also as a notification of a serious endeavour to improve and better define all aspects of systems engineering activities - including safety.
Please note that most of the standards in the list below are not free (or low cost) to the individual.