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Running head: THE ROLE OF SMS AND NTSB IN ACCIDENTS 1 The Role of SMS and NTSB in Accident Prevention Student’s Name Institution Date
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Running head: THE ROLE OF SMS AND NTSB IN ACCIDENTS 2 The Role of SMS and NTSB in Accident Prevention Accidents are rampant across any transportation network and their containment largely depends on the effectiveness of the response and recovery mechanisms in place. Although accidents are inevitable, implementation of the correct safety controls and measures can go a long way in promoting an assured environment in the face of risks and threats. In the aviation sector, for instance, programs such as Safety Management Systems (SMS) with safety recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), have come into play to achieve this goal. ICAO (2018) Defines a Safety Management System as a systematic approach designed to manage safety, including the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures. The main objective of these programs, according to Skybrary (2017) is geared towards providing flight departments with a formal scheme of risk management, and internal oversight programs that aid at improving safety. The system's framework is built under a structure that incorporates safety policy and objectives, safety risk management, safety assurance and safety promotion. It provides for a continuous ‘quality assurance' environment that ensures risk controls are effective.
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  • Summer '17
  • ochuodho
  • Air safety, National Transportation Safety Board

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