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Below are the five most recent newsletters. All the content from previous newsletters can be located
in the Aviation Safety Resource Library.
March 2013 | Beyond Notification and Family Assistance
Organizations that make it a top priority to take care of people after an accident are to be commended for their commitment to humanitarian response. But there should also be a commitment to the organization. Clear policies to ensure viability during and after a response are critical to a company’s profitability and long-term survival.
February 2013 | Why We are Losing the Safety Battle
As I reviewed the past couple of years worth of depressing safety statistics, it became clear to me that if we want to improve we need to do something different. In short, I believe we need to make two major changes in the way we are approaching safety management. First, we need to simplify things, and second, we need to spend as much time motivating as we do educating, maybe even more.
January 2013 | Automation and Upset Recovery
With ongoing advances in aircraft automation, current and future pilots are becoming well versed in all aspects of technology on board modern aircraft. However, they may be lacking in certain aspects of airmanship and piloting technique as it relates to the correct and proper control of flight paths.
December 2013 | Preventing Flight Crew Back Injuries
Lifting, bending, pushing and pulling – it’s all part of the job for most crew members. Unfortunately, such repetitive movements often translate to back injury, one of the most incapacitating and common work-related injuries.
November 2013 | OSHA is Coming to General Aviation
General aviation operators have always been subject to OSHA regulations, but have historically been under the radar of regulators, who have bigger fish to fry. Also, in some respects it has been unclear to regulators and operators alike whether OSHA or the FAA have jurisdiction in certain aspects of aircraft operation. Recent news releases, however, report that our community will be getting greater scrutiny in the near future.
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