Improving Aerospace System Safety Programs Through an Inter-Company Information Exchange 670669
Industry and government agencies working on aerospace projects are continually working on more effective safety programs. Because of the advanced “state-of-the-art” nature of this industry and the difficulty of keeping abreast of new materials, experiments, and requirements, safety organizations have difficulty in keeping current on hazard information.
In an effort to strengthen this weakness and maintain a flow of vital, current hazard information to safety teams and users, an incident/accident information exchange system has been established as a pilot effort. This safety tool has been a boon to those in the pilot program for keeping an up-to-date record of hazards that are arising throughout the industry. It stimulates better evaluation of all hazards and serves as a quick news bulletin as new hazards arise, and is an important adjunct to any safety program.
It is through this “information exchange” program that an agency or contractor can reap the benefits of vital, current information and contribute to its parochial safety, as well as the national aerospace safety program. Therefore, it is suggested that all aerospace industry enter into, and support such a program on a national basis. Methods of implementation of such a program is presented.