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Space tourism industry faces safety concerns | CBC News

Space tourism industry faces safety concerns | CBC News | Managing OH&S within Aviation Operations | Scoop.it

Space-industry watchers expressed concern that the emerging space tourism sector is not being candid enough about the safety risks for travellers.

 

They voiced some concerns during a conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, which held three days of meetings in Montreal.

 

Tommaso Sgobba, an aeronautical engineer and the agency's outgoing president, called suborbital flight safety "a serious matter that should be pursued with openness and transparency."

 

 


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This topic represents my absolute ultimate dream of one day being able to take a passanger flight into Space !! This artcle points out that the safety issues around its development is not transparent.

The safety issues of flying into space to me would be astromically emense, but it is the future. I agree with the intent of this article that the issues of safety around this industry should be open source to keep everybody as informed as possible. 

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Ergonomics: Redesign The Work By Paying Attention To The Worker - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and

Ergonomics: Redesign The Work By Paying Attention To The Worker - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and | Managing OH&S within Aviation Operations | Scoop.it
Ergonomics: Redesign The Work By Paying Attention To The Worker The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and Try not to ignore the fact that injuries are just as likely or even more likely to occur outside the workplace,...
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This artcle raises some very vaid points in regards to evaluting our work place and asking ourselves a few simple questions in regards to how we conduct physical work.

As a Ramp / Baggage handeler myself I know how much strain we put on our bodies an as a result we do have quite a few get injuried and have to take time off work. I think the key is education as well as self and peer assessment in regards to how we operate. As well as this, ergononic assesments need to conducted in the workplace.

I know from experience that if we lose one person from a shift due to injury, it directly affects the whole team in more ways than one. The biggest concern is that the work load dramatically increases on everyone else to get the aircraft departing on time and as a result it puts everybody under more stress which increase the  likelyhood of even more incidents occuring. 

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Fun Manual Handling Safety Training Video! - Child's Play - Safetycare OHS DVD

Child's Play delivers the powerful yet simple message that correct lifting and carrying techniques are essential if injury is to be avoided. The program is a...
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As well as studying my degree in aviation, I am also working full time as a baggage handeler at the Cairns Airport. I will be showing this video to my guys at work to highlight the point of utilising correct lifting techniques. I myself am guilty of using incorrect technique for lifting occasionally and as a result have suffered due to my

complacency. Please watch this video if you value the use of your back !!

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Airport drone incidents raise security concerns | News Maritimes

Airport drone incidents raise security concerns | News Maritimes | Managing OH&S within Aviation Operations | Scoop.it
An RCMP investigation into a drone sighting near Vancouver International Airport on Monday is raising concerns about the potential threat the unmanned aerial vehicles could pose to passenger planes. …Read the news.
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Technology is developing constantly, which see us now in a time where anybody can puchase and fly sofficticated Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). RPAs these days can be equiped with HD live video streaming, GPS, that have very good range and significant flight time. This video / article raises a very big issue of RPAs flying into controlled airspaces, threatening the safety of everybody else within that airspace.

I believe this development is a very real threat to aviation safety if not regulated, espically in the hands of someone who has a sinister intent for its use.

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ATSB News: Need for unambiguous local ATC procedures

ATSB News: Need for unambiguous local ATC procedures | Managing OH&S within Aviation Operations | Scoop.it

 

Air traffic control (ATC) local procedures need to be unambiguous and encompass all possible operational circumstances. That is the safety message arising from the loss of separation between a Cessna 402C and a Cessna C210 that occurred 6 km north of Cairns, Queensland on 23 November 2011. Effective radar navigation guidance is also important when positioning an aircraft for an approach. 

The C402 was conducting an instrument landing system (ILS) approach for runway 15 at Cairns airport and was 1.8 NM (3.3 km) from the airport when the pilot initiated a missed approach from a height of 1,000 feet in instrument meteorological conditions. At the time, the C210 was on the same ILS approach and was 6.4 NM (11.9 km) behind the C402. About 1 minute after the pilot turned left to establish the aircraft on the missed approach track, the distance between the two aircraft reduced below the required ATC separation standard.

Airservices has amended the local procedure to assist with the clarity and intent...

The ATSB identified that a local ATC procedure published, in part, to assist ATC in separation management during a missed approach event, was not clear and was subject to varying interpretations. This resulted in the spacing between the aircraft being closer than intended when the pilot of the C402 commenced the missed approach. The local procedure did not fully consider all operational aspects that could lead a pilot to initiate a missed approach in instrument meteorological conditions above the procedure-defined minimum cloud base height. 

In response to this occurrence, Airservices has amended the local procedure to assist with the clarity and intent and to enforce minimum flow (distance) spacing, and has updated controller missed approach procedures refresher training. The updated training will increase controller awareness of separation assurance issues relating to consecutive approaches and ensure that controllers give due consideration to the broad range of aircraft types using straight-in approaches. 

Read the investigation report AO-2011-147

Last update 04 February 2013


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This article provides an excellent example of how ambiguous operating procedures can lead to near misses or full on accidents. It is essential in all workplaces to be able to evaluate procedures with the intent to reduce any risk to an acceptable level.

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Insanely dangerous airports around the world (10 HQ Photos ...

Insanely dangerous airports around the world (10 HQ Photos ... | Managing OH&S within Aviation Operations | Scoop.it
This engineer's nightmare has the city's main highway cutting directly across the airport's runway, stopping traffic every time a plane has to take off or land. 5. Madeira Airport – Portugal The short runways here were slightly ...
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I found these photos very interesting and quite alarming as to how they were approved for there location. Otherwise very spectacular and I can honestly say that I would not like to take the chance of using any of them.

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Cabin Crew- Fatigue Managment

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has addressed Fatigue as a workplace hazard by releasing a Notice of Final Rule-Making (NFRM) to illustrate suggested approaches to managing fatigue risk in the Aviation environment. Effects of fatigue have been illustrated by examples including Air India Flight 812 crash, were the pilot fell into a deep sleep at the controls and overshot the runway resulting in the death 157 passengers and crew. Fatigue was also identified to be the cause of a DC-8 cargo plane crash in Guantanamo Bay, Cube. It was believed the captain had been awake for 23.5 hours, the first officer for 19 hours and the flight engineer for 21 hours.


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As a shift worker in the aviation industry, fatgue management is a very real issue. This report and recommendations from CASA provides some very alarming examples of poor fatigue management with catastrophic consequences.

Not only in aviation but in our day to day lives fatgue is a silent killer, that must be managed to prevent disastous outcomes.

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Kellie Bliesner's curator insight, May 22, 2014 11:25 PM

The FRMS has been targeted at crew members and the high-workload environment during take-off, in-flight and landing. Fatigue risks such as delayed reactions in firefighting, emergency response and evacuation, poor communication, incorrect procedures in operation of doors and equipment, impaired concentration on safety critical tasks and the reduced ability to manage disruptive passengers. The aim of the FRMS is to provide data-driven means of continuously monitoring and managing fatigue-related safety risks, based upon scientific principles and knowledge as well as operational experience that aims to ensure relevant personnel are performing at adequate levels of alertness.

 

Fatigue is a physiological problem that cannot be overcome by motivation, training or willpower. The only effective treatment for fatigue is adequate sleep. By managing safety policy and objectives, safety assurance, safety risk management and safety promotion, the risk of cabin crew fatigue can be reduced and therefore crew have the ability to safely operate an aircraft or perform safety-related duties.

Micah Schulte's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:20 AM

Managing fatigue is a major issue in aviation, considering the varying waking hours, time zones, sleeping in hotels and other factors which stress a flight crew. Fatigue can slow reaction time and impair concentration, reasoning and decision making posing a serious risk to safety. In the next five years I would like to see extensive research into fatigue management to increase flight crew performance.

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Dramatic video shows 'near miss' at Barcelona airport | KFOR.com

Dramatic video shows 'near miss' at Barcelona airport | KFOR.com | Managing OH&S within Aviation Operations | Scoop.it
Spain's airport authority, AENA, said the government's Committee on Civil Aviation Incidents and Accidents would look into the incident. A Barcelona airport AENA spokeswoman told CNN that the UTair pilot had been cleared ...
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This video is an excellent example of how failing to follow standard operating prcedures put many lives at risk but at the same time swift action and following standard operating procedures saved lives.

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Lithium Batteries Safe Or Unstable

Lithium Batteries Safe Or Unstable | Managing OH&S within Aviation Operations | Scoop.it
Nicola Segal | January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
New required lithium battery paper label (via SmartSign.com ).
We may not know it, but our modern world is entirely dependent upon lithium batteries.
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Nicola Segal  raises some very valid points in regards to the issues around transporting larger quantities of Lithum batterys by air. Strict controls measures must be adhered to, to prevent disasters occuring like the incidents that are highlighted in this article. Technology is dependant on this power source yet it has a danerous risk of over heating. I myself have had a device that was ok to fly with, be destroyed by two AA batteries that ruptured during a flight. It highlights to me that more research needs to be conducted as technology develops to prevent unforseen disasters from happening.

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CASA Safety Video - Spatial Disorientation

An experienced pilot demonstrates the physical symptoms of spatial disorientation in a ground-based Barany chair. Essential viewing for all pilots. Civil Avi...
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This is an excellent video explaining Spatial Disorentation and factors that increase the likelyhood of occurance. I have just commenced my degree in Aviation so I have just started studying the theory of flight. The most important point within this video to all Aviators is to trust your equipment / instruments. 

 

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