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Impact of Technology on Aviation Safety

Posted by Mario Pierobon on Oct 26, 2018 5:28:00 AM

Pros and Cons of Technology in Aviation

Technology for a lot of organizations is a key asset, as it is seen as an advantage in the competitive environment; however, from a safety point of view technology is not only an advantage, it also bears possible negative aspects.

In a world where technology has more and more importance, people make use of it in more and more aspects of daily life. Nowadays a lot of tasks are accomplished with the aid of technology or are even done entirely by technology.

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Topics: Human Factors

Human Factors: Lack of Teamwork

Posted by Nichole Kruger on Oct 18, 2018 5:08:00 AM

Why Is Teamwork Important?

Teamwork is a word used often in the workplace. We’ve all heard that it’s important to work together. Why cover the same ground again?

Lack of teamwork can have serious safety consequences. In aviation, our jobs affect others. Even when we seem to be working on our own, our work ties into other parts of the operation.

Safety is part of being a good teammate and teamwork plays a key role in safety. As such, we all take on responsibility for being a good teammate and keeping each other safe.

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Topics: Human Factors

What the SMS Human Factor Lack of Awareness Is (With Free Newsletter Resource)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 8, 2018 4:13:00 AM

What Is the Human Factor Lack of Awareness

The Human Factor Lack of Awareness is the “dead end” that many other Human Factors lead to. It happens when you are:

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Topics: Human Factors

What the SMS Human Factor Complacency Looks Like (With Free Newsletter Resource)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 6, 2018 4:07:00 AM

What Is the Human Factor Complacency (Two Types of Complacency)

Human Factor Complacency is one of the most important Human Factors in aviation safety that you need to be aware of.

Complacency can happen with you are feeling satisfied with your level of safety, and it can happen when you are apathetic to your own safety level.

Complacency is the cause of countless safety incidents because of things like:

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Topics: Human Factors

The 13th Aviation SMS Human Factor -- Adopting Risk Attitude

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 28, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Risk Attitude is the Informal 13th Human Factor

When analyzing the types of actions and behavior to address during implementation, you have to consider the risk management attitudes of:

  • individuals,
  • groups (e.g., departments),
  • managers, and
  • the organization as a whole.
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Topics: Human Factors

Winter Fatigue at Top of Your Aviation Hazard Register Now?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Winter Is Coming - Move Fatigue Upward in Hazard Register

The Northern Hemisphere is swiftly approaching the winter solstice, which involves, cold, ice, many long nights and grey days.

For human fatigue that means two things:

  • More melatonin production
  • Seasonal depression

Winter fatigue is a real, medically proven problem that affects many people.

When safety managers are reviewing their hazard registers, they should be moving these following related items toward the top of their hazard register:

  • Fatigue;
  • Seasonal effect;
  • Cold; or
  • Weather.

You do have a hazard register, right?

And if you do, you are reviewing it regularly, right? We see many operators neglecting their hazard registers.

And if you are reviewing it, your review dates are updated for the auditor, right?

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Topics: Human Factors

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