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Top Factors That Influence Risk Tolerance

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 16, 2018 5:02:00 AM

What is Risk Tolerance

Risk tolerance is simply how much risk you are willing to accept in a given activity, task, situation, etc.

High risk tolerance is not good.

Low risk tolerance is good, as it means that people will only allow a limited amount of risky behavior. No more risk should be tolerated than necessary for completing a task.

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20 Indicators What Good Aviation Safety Culture Looks Like [With Free Checklist]

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 11, 2018 4:17:00 AM

Defining Good Safety Culture in Aviation SMS

Safety culture will be the last thing to develop in your SMS.

Once you fully implement your SMS design (Phase 3 of SMS implementation), you will need to monitor your SMS to ensure it is functioning as designed. Aviation safety programs with good safety cultures usually operate as designed.  

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How to Change Toxic Safety Cultures in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 4, 2018 4:01:00 AM

What is Safety Culture in Aviation SMS

Aviation safety cultures are the attitudes, behaviors, and actions that drive safety performance in your SMS.

Safety culture  includes how management supports safety, and what front line employees do when no one is watching.

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Social Psychology of Risk in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 7, 2018 4:44:00 AM

Why Social Psychology of Risk Is Important

Social psychology plays a tremendously important role in safe operations. In fact, it may play the most important role in safety outcomes. Safety performance in your aviation safety program will hinge on your ability to create a climate of positive social psychology through:

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 30 Good Questions for Safety Surveys in Aviation SMS [With Free Resources]

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 2, 2018 4:33:00 AM

Benefits of Safety Surveys

Safety surveys give you insight into the relationship between your employees and your aviation safety program, which includes:

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How Front-Line Employees View Aviation Safety Culture

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Mar 9, 2018 5:41:00 AM

How to Improve Safety Culture in Front Line Employees 

As a current aviation maintenance technology student and worker in the aviation maintenance field, I get to experience both the school and the workplace safety cultures. As mentioned in a previous post, the meaning of aviation safety culture is:

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion, Safety Culture

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

Many 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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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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Cultivating Teamwork and Communication in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Quality Leadership Stimulates Teamwork

A mature, effective aviation safety program will always incorporate imaginative ways to stimulate teamwork and good communication between employees.

It’s a tricky area though because teamwork and communication are beset by:

  • Poor interpersonal relationships;
  • Different teamwork needs; and
  • Separate problem-solving strategies

These challenges to harmonious relationship make the treatment of this subject more difficult, not exactly easy, cut and dry manual material.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion, Safety Culture

How Your Corporate Culture Kills Your Aviation Safety Culture

Posted by Christopher Howell on Nov 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It - Which Cronies Do You See?

This is a delicate topic, yet must be approached. After reading this article, if you have any solutions or even part solutions that I'm unable to address, please make a comment. Your help will be appreciated. I know of at least five safety managers who need some advice on this topic.

In most countries, aviation safety officers don't have a sense of entitlement.

They applied for their safety manager job. Perhaps they applied for more than one position at multiple airlines or airports. They received their job based either on their qualifications or the perception that they can be trained to perform the job duties.

When most safety managers get their job, they know that they can be replaced by another.

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