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What are Ways to Improve Participation in Aviation SMS

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Feb 23, 2018 6:25:00 AM

What are Main Challenges with Aviation SMS Participation

Ways to improve participation in aviation SMSMany often complain about how difficult it is to get full participation for their aviation safety management system. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Members of your organization will need much less coaxing to participate in your aviation safety program by making your program:

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Topics: Safety Culture

Life Cycle of Hazard and Risk Occurrence in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 21, 2018 5:34:00 AM

What is Life Cycle of Hazard and Risk Occurrence?

The life cycle of hazard and risk occurrence is entirety of an adverse event that happens in your company.

This life cycle has distinct stages that you can identify in any given event.

To put it in James Reason Swiss Cheese Model terms, hazard/risk occurrence life cycle is the holes, the cheese, the mice, and everything in between.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

How to Justify Severity of Risk Assessments - Best Practices

Posted by Christopher Howell on Feb 20, 2018 5:33:00 AM

What are Components of Risk Matrix

During the issue management life-cycle, safety managers commonly conduct initial and residual risk assessments on reported issues. In most cases, risk is a combination of both:

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

7 Charts to Monitor Employee Safety Performance in SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 19, 2018 5:17:00 AM

What is Employee Safety Performance?

Roughly four out of every five aviation safety programs struggle with employee involvement. In many ways, the struggle is linked to the economics of SMS.

“Economics of SMS” is a simply another way of saying that incentives play a crucial role in employee safety performance.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

What is the Key to Successful Risk Management?

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Feb 16, 2018 6:01:00 AM

How to Manage High Levels of Risk Effectively

As the former Commander of the International Space Station, it is not surprising that in interviews, Chris Hadfield often stresses the importance of effective risk management. Whether for career or pleasure, every aviator experiences a considerable level of risk. This is epitomized by the life of this former astronaut.

Nothing but the thin walls of a pressurized enclosure, hurtling through space at unimaginable speeds, lay between his small team onboard the space station and the cold eternity of space. In such circumstances, one small mistake could mean the difference between life and death.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to Re-Engineer Your Aviation Safety Culture?

Posted by Dan Newby & Jinobi Narain on Feb 15, 2018 5:45:00 AM

Important Questions for Safety Culture

This New Year’s celebration was filled with pride for the aviation industry because we heard that 2017 was the safest year on record for commercial air travel. The following week, news about the grounding of two senior pilots of a London-Mumbai flight surfaced in the headlines because of a fight in the cockpit and subsequently both came out of the cockpit leaving the aircraft unmanned.

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Topics: Safety Culture

Important Safety Management System Definitions and Explanations for Issue Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 14, 2018 6:24:00 AM

Importance of Definitions for Safety Management System

Definitions are important.

Definitions guide us and help give structure to imprecise, vague, or nebulous risk management processes.

Having an accurate understanding of definitions allows us to have accurate understandings of the structure of issues. Furthermore, it allows us to identify specific aspects of those issues and organize the issue however we please.

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Topics: Risk Management Training

What are the Economics of SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 12, 2018 6:14:00 AM

What are the Economics of SMS

Despite the having the word “economic,” the economics of SMS are not concerned with money.

Rather, the economics of SMS look at continuous improvement from the standpoint of incentives.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How to Build Safety Culture in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 7, 2018 5:45:00 AM

What is Safety Culture in SMS

Safety culture is a word you see all over the place in aviation reference resources.

"Safety Culture" is used in different contexts and seemingly in very different ways.

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20 Benefits of Aviation SMS Software

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 5, 2018 6:25:00 AM

What are Safety Benefits of SMS Software

The safety benefits of SMS software are probably the primary reason a company initially decides to adopt software.

The rational here is that the aid of technology can greatly improve the ability of all employees to practice safety operations, for many reasons.

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Topics: Risk Management Software

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