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Air Transportation: Actions to Improve Employee Safety

By Mark A. Friend, Alan J. Stolzer and Michael O’Toole

The air transportation industry’s incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses is nearly four times the national rate for all private industry. Federal Aviation Administration now requires a safety management system (SMS) for scheduled airlines, however, an SMS is not required for all segments of the industry, nor does it address the safety and health needs of employees.

Safety Management Peer-Reviewed
Strategic Safety Measures: Seven Key Benefits

By Earl Blair

Safety measures that are strategically planned and effectively implemented can greatly improve performance and influence safety culture. This article defines strategies for measuring important safety issues and highlights the expected benefits of deploying strategic safety measures. Seven benefits of strategic safety measures are analyzed.

Health Risks Peer-Reviewed
Exposure to Toxic Pollutants: Assessing Potential Human Health Risk

By Richard Olawoyin

Human health risk assessment (HHRA) is a well-known method for appraising the potential for unfavorable health outcomes from exposures or anticipated exposures to toxic materials. This article provides the information needed to conduct an HHRA for students or entry-level professionals and others with concerns about the potential health effects of hazardous chemicals.

Program Management Peer-Reviewed
Optimizing Safety: Engineering, Systems, Human Factors: Part 2

By Vladimir Ivensky

When planning work safety observation programs, observers should be trained to recognize and report hazards (unsafe conditions) and management system deficiencies in addition to unsafe acts. Part 2 of this article offers recommendations for securing management commitment to comprehensive safety and warns against instilling a blame culture.

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