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Difference between Hazards, Risks & Control Measures in Aviation SMS

Posted by Christopher Howell on Mar 1, 2023 5:19:00 AM

Why You Need to Know the Difference between Hazards, Risks and Controls

Aviation management personnel and employees who truly understand the differences between hazards, risks, and different type of controls are more effective at preventing accidents and reducing costs related to preventable accidents and incidents.

Furthermore, hazards and risks are most commonly misunderstood by safety managers who need to either create or review their company's hazard and risk registers.

Can you easily tell another employee the difference between a hazard and a risk?

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

5 Questions to Ask before Making Risk Assessment

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 15, 2023 5:16:00 AM

Goal of Risk Assessment Questions

Before making risk assessments, there are a number of important questions to ask about the issue in question. These questions are extremely significant, as they affect how you will rank the issue and how you will respond to it.

You will commonly perform risk assessments on reported safety issues, such as

  • Accidents;
  • Incidents; and
  • Irregularities.
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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What Is Aviation Safety Management

Posted by Christopher Howell on Jan 18, 2023 1:16:00 PM

Do We All Know What Is Aviation Safety Management?

Aviation service providers coordinate materials and activities of their core business model in order to achieve desired objectives. These objectives vary by industry segment type, including:

  • Manufacturing;
  • Aircraft maintenance;
  • Transporting cargo and passengers;
  • Aircraft fueling operations;
  • Baggage and ramp handling services;
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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

LOSA Observer Training/Calibration: Why It’s Important

Posted by Dr. Bob Baron on Jan 11, 2023 6:00:00 AM

Problems with Invalid LOSA Observations

Many airlines that conduct LOSA’s internally have been confronted with a problem that has significantly affected the validity of their observations.

The problem has to do with observer calibration.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What Is Management of Change in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 28, 2022 5:48:00 AM

What Is Management of Change in Aviation SMS

Management of change in aviation SMS is a formal process for facilitating changes in safety programs. In general, the change management process is evoked when larger, system-level changes are needed in the SMS.

Small changes are handled with corrective actions.

The basic tenants of management of change in aviation SMS are:

  • Airlines, airports, and other aviation service providers establish a formal, repeatable process for change;
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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance, 2-Safety Risk Management

Difference between Threat and Hazard in Safety Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 30, 2022 4:23:00 AM

What Is a Hazard

A hazard in safety management is a condition that poses danger to your organization, and can lead to an accident, incident, or other mishap if not mitigates.

A hazard satisfies ALL of the following conditions:

  • Is a dangerous condition, such as an object, situation, circumstance, that poses an unacceptable level of danger;
  • Occurs once in the safety mishap lifecycle;
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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

Safety Chart: Monitoring Hazard Identification and Safety Reporting Culture per Division

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 9, 2022 5:57:00 AM

Why the All Issues by Division Chart Is Important

Aviation safety dashboard charts automatically monitor and present aviation safety management systems (SMS) data to stakeholders, who can then use the information to make fact-based decisions.

Due to increased Internet reliability across the world, dashboard charts have become most popular for aviation service providers to securely monitor SMS data in real time. The dashboard presents managers and users with visual representations of the aviation SMS' historical performance and alerts users of "noteworthy exceptions" that may require corrective action.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

The Secret Bias That Hurts Proactive Risk Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Risk Management Is the Backbone of Aviation SMS

One of the primary foundations of aviation safety management systems (SMS) is the organizational-wide, focused approach towards proactive risk management.

Risk management is a complex process that requires certain tools, behaviors, and conditions to be done effectively.

For example, effective aviation risk management requires:

  • Upper management commitment;
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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

Learn How New Cabin LOSA Works for Airlines

Posted by Dr. Bob Baron on Oct 19, 2022 6:09:00 AM

Cabin LOSA Finally Becomes Reality for Airlines

After a year of intensive, collaborative research with an airline, we finally have the first Line Operations Safety Audit for the Cabin (LOSA-C) program available to airlines on a global basis!

The Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) program began in the 1990s as a proactive safety tool focusing primarily on airline flight deck operations.

Recently, the LOSA concept has been adapted to other aviation sectors including

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What Are Important Factors of Aviation Risk Management Process

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Oct 12, 2022 6:01:00 AM

Aviation Risk Management Process Based on Reality

The aviation industry is one where the stakes are always high because human life is involved and the "aviation system" is an open system that is impossible to totally control.

Many have sacrificed their lives for the thrill of flight. Over the years, aviation risk management has emerged to prevent unnecessary loss of life and property.

Risk management processes are only effective when

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

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