Weapon System Safety
The United States Navy formed the Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB) in 1968 as a result of the tragic fire on the USS Forrestal (CV-59). The subsequent investigation recommended an independent review process be established. The report highlighted the need to ensure explosives safety requirements are met for all munitions introduced to the Fleet.
As a result, the WSESRB was established. WSESRB participate in numerous weapons system safety-related meetings, technical reviews, and working groups.
Areas reviewed by WSESRB include
- Hazard Classification
- Insensitive Munitions
- Final (Type) Qualification of Energetics
- Lithium Battery Certification
- Human Systems Integration 
- Naval Sea Systems Command Instruction 8020.6D, Navy Weapon System Safety Program, of 15 January 1997