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The Power of Negative Thinking in Aviation Risk Management

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Sep 7, 2018 6:27:00 AM

How Risk Management Depends on Managers and Employees

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 in their operational environment. 

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion, Safety Culture

How to Manage a Multicultural Aviation Workforce

Posted by Mario Pierobon on Aug 30, 2018 5:25:00 AM

Multiculturalism in Aviation

In the old days of national airline carriers the crews almost invariably shared the same nationality. Indeed, a common national identity of the workforce was a trademark of these carriers.

Now, with the liberalization of air transport occurring in many parts of the world, workforces have become increasingly multicultural. Examples of this trend can be seen around the world.

A multicultural workforce has several benefits. For example, you can cater to your passengers in their own native language. Also, problem solving is improved by inviting different cultural perspectives; however, multiculturalism can lead to misunderstandings.

How can operators engineer an organizational set-up so that national culture differences do not lead to ‘fatal’ misunderstandings?

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Topics: Safety Culture

How to Be Compliant with Safety Communication in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 29, 2018 4:58:00 AM

What is Safety Communication in Aviation SMS

Safety communication in aviation SMS is simply another way of sharing data.

Safety communication IS data sharing. This data sharing happens in several ways:

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Topics: Safety Culture

How to Write a Commitment to Transparency in Aviation SMS (And Why to Do It)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 9, 2018 4:29:00 AM

What is Transparency in Aviation SMS

Transparency in aviation safety management is concerned with what types information various employee roles have in your company. By “types of information” we are mostly talking about safety concerns that are discovered through hazard reports, audits, etc.

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Topics: Safety Culture

What Top Safety Managers Should Be Concerned About

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 1, 2018 4:58:00 AM

How Do You Practice Due Diligence

Without questions, the biggest concern of top safety managers should be how due diligence is practiced.

Due diligence involves ensuring that:

  • The SMS is functioning as designed;
  • There is evidence and data to justify decisions; and
  • Risks are actively being controlled.
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Topics: Safety Culture

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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Topics: Safety Culture

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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Topics: Safety Culture

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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Topics: Safety Culture

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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Topics: Safety Culture

 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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Topics: Safety Culture

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