ASQ RRD Series: Integrating FMEAs, FMEDAs and Fault trees For Functional Safety

Integrating FMEAs, FMEDAs and Fault trees For Functional Safety

Thu, Apr 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT by Omnex, Inc.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7236647289468342284

FMEAs traditionally have only incorporated single point faults. In this ground breaking presentation of the Omnex Method, the functional safety FMEA will be shown to include both single and multi-point faults and incorporate safety mechanisms as preventive controls. As the FMEA is filled out, the FMEDA will be populated, providing consistency between the FMEDA and FMEA techniques. The FMEA of the hardware is at the hardware system level, while the FMEDA is at the component level and the failure modes of the FMEDA are component failure modes. If the FMEA is completed using the AIAG-VDA FMEA, where the higher level, focus level, and lower levels are related and there is a cause and effect relationship between the failure modes, then the FTA can also be developed from the FMEA. In this way, the FMEA, FMEDA and FTA are linked documents and the FMEDA and FTA provide the single point fault, multi-point fault, and the “Probabilistic Metric for random Hardware Failures” (PMHF) metrics in a consistent manner. Join us for a presentation of a ground breaking methodology of conducting safety analysis and hardware metrics for functional safety using linked FMEA, FMEDA and FTAs.


Greg Gruska is the Omnex Champion for ISO 26262, and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has led multiple ISO 26262 engagements for Omnex for the last several years.  His strength in ISO 26262 is a strong understanding and experience in systems engineering and reliability/safety analysis in both hardware and software development.  Greg managed the Quality Engineering Activity at Chevrolet. This group provided benchmarking, quality engineering and statistical support to all divisional and corporate activities and their suppliers. Besides the application of statistics within the design, manufacturing, and support environments, this group was active in the development of new technologies and training in these areas. Greg additional served as a Divisional and Corporate consultant in Statistical Engineering and Management. He has traveled extensively in assisting engineering, financial, and support staffs and manufacturing plants in the investigation and solution of problems affecting quality, new product development, product failures and customer satisfaction.

Greg was an active/writing member of the MSA, SPC, FMEA, and EFMEA Manual subcommittees of the American Automotive industry’s Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force which is part of the international task force governing IATF 16949. Greg is an adjunct professor at Madonna University. He has advanced degrees in mathematics and engineering from the University of Detroit, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. He was the Deming Memorial Lecturer at the Sheffield Hallam University for the year 2000.

Greg is a charter member of the Greater Detroit Deming Study Group and the W. E. Deming Institute. He is an ASQ certified Quality Engineer, a licensed Professional Engineer (CA – Quality) and a member of the Board of Examiners of and Judge for the Michigan Quality Leadership Award (1994-2011). Greg is a member of the SAE Functional Safety Committee (J2980) and is considered one of the foremost authorities on risk management in the world. He has considerable hardware and software experience in Automotive applications.

Greg has worked extensively in Automotive Software. He teaches ISO 26262 Functional Safety Certification, ISO 26262 Functional Safety Assessor and Auditor, and ASPICE Understanding and Auditing courses. He has conducted assessments in ASPICE and ISO 26262 Part 6 for Software.

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Chad Kymal is the CTO of Omnex Inc., an international consulting and training organization headquartered in the United States. After graduating from the General Motors Institute, Chad spent a number of years working at General Motors and KPMG. Over the course of Chad’s successful career, he has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received numerous quality achievement awards, including the Quality Professional of the Year award by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Automotive Division in 2005. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from GMI, Chad holds both a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA Cum Laude from the University of Michigan. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Chad both developed and teaches auditor training for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, as well as an Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor training course where all three standards are combined in a single audit. Chad is the founder of AQSR, a global registrar that routinely provided integrated audits in QMS, EMS, and OHSMS. Chad is also on the ISO/TC 176, ISO/TC 207, PC283 committees for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems.

Omnex has been working in the automotive industry for 30 years and Omnex principals been active in writing different automotive standards including QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949, Semiconductor Supplement, APQP, FMEA and Core Tools. Chad conducted the first world-wide witness audit for QS 9000 a predecessor to IATF 16949. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems.

Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities.  He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262 – Part 6.

Chad is a certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, HAACP, ISO 45001, AS9100, ISO 13485 and teaches many other courses for Omnex. He is also an INTACS certified assessor for ASPICE.

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