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What are Hazardous Sources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM

What is a Hazard

A hazard in aviation risk management is a condition that poses danger to your organization, and can lead to safety incidents if not mitigated. Hazards are central to the entire risk management process. Often, hazards are either confused with risks (i.e., accidents) and hazardous sources. We will explore what hazardous sources are and how they differ from hazards in this article.

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Aviation Safety Management Training Made Simple

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 27, 2019 6:15:00 AM

What Is Safety Management Training

Don’t confuse safety management training with “training for managers in a safety program.” They are not the same thing.

Safety management training is simply any safety training whose goal is to allow employees to better manage their own safety and the safety of others around them.

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When Employees Need More Hazard Identification Training - Aviation SMS

Posted by Christopher Howell on Mar 13, 2019 6:19:00 AM

Misconceptions about Hazard Identification Training in SMS

Hazard Identification Training is not just for aviation safety officers.

Every area of an organization is exposed to different types of hazards, including, but not limited to:

  • Chemicals;
  • Electrical hazards;
  • Moving equipment; and
  • Untrained personnel.

Therefore, each area of an organization benefits from reduced risk from hazard identification training.

Does your company personnel need more or better hazard identification training? How can you tell?

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Career Advice for Aspiring Aviation Safety Managers

Posted by Dr. Bob Baron on Dec 14, 2018 6:03:00 AM

Frequent Requests for Aviation Safety Manager Advice

We often receive questions from aviation professionals who are interested in pursuing a career as a Safety Manager.

This article should help to answer some of the most common questions.

High-quality career advice from practicing safety professionals can help you:

  • Make better decisions;
  • Advance your career; and
  • Motivate you when things seem hopeless.
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How to Perform Risk Analysis in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 10, 2018 5:15:00 AM

What Are You Looking for When Performing Risk Analysis

When you perform risk analysis on a safety issue in aviation SMS, your goal is to understand how and why the issue effects exposure in your organization. Understanding how and why an issue effects exposure is the logical step that leads to being able assess how much it affects exposure.

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Training Management in Aviation SMS

Posted by Mario Pierobon on Oct 19, 2018 6:17:00 AM

Management’s Role in SMS

Managers must take an active role in SMS to consistently improve their knowledge and experience of operations.

I believe managers need to be trained in SMS to ensure their effective participation and contribution to the SMS.

Well-constructed and well-delivered SMS training can make a huge difference in increasing managers’ understanding of the SMS and awareness of safety.

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Most Important Safety Training in Aviation Risk Management

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 31, 2018 4:22:00 AM

The Tone Your Aviation Safety Training Should Have

Airports and airlines are busy places. Many inexperienced and experienced pilots and other personnel can be found hurrying about completing their tasks and missions.  In such conditions, as in all aviation settings, a good safety culture is essential. 

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How SMS Benefits Airport Management

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 17, 2018 4:37:00 AM

SMS Creates Inclusive Airport Environment

My field of study is aerospace management. In one path of this field alone, airport management, there are many different systems that require complex, diverse operations. Some of these systems are:

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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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How Long Does It Take to Train Employees on New SMS Program

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 22, 2017 6:03:00 AM

What is a New SMS Program

A new SMS program means adopting a new safety program in your organization. This new safety program can be an entirely new risk management program where one did not exist before. This new safety program can replace an old SMS, such as in the case of switching SMS programs.

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