Causes following are the causes of health problems

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Causes Following are the causes of health problems: Competitiveness Desire to Complete Mission Denial Inadequate Rest Noise/Vibration Stress Circadian (24-hours Rhythmic Biological Cycle) Disturbances Excessive Physical Stress Emotional Stressors Many of us are guilty of rushing to work without having had a good breakfast, or lunching on fast food items, or some make shift breakfast. Clearly, inadequate nutrition can degrade physical strength as well as mental acuity; both of which are critical to maintaining a safe aviation environment. (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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UNIT 12: Aviation Safety: Human Factors Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ The last two categories are ties together. There are a number of folks who will go to work even when they are quite ill. In some jobs, this may not affect performance. In aviation, however, being in good health is critical to optimizing performance. Still, there are those who, as we shall see, feel that being ill is not a sufficient reason to go temporarily 'hard down'. These folks tend to try to suppress symptoms of their illness by self-medication; an option clearly forbidden to aviators. Sadly, there are still instances where crews are found to betaking medications while in flying status. The question remains: why do these problems occur? These are some of the causes for the onset of aeromedical problems. It is interesting to note here that by definition, people in aviation tend to be highly competitive, zealous individuals. These attributes are reinforced throughout the person's career and are often manifested outside of the workplace. Anything that may disturb the inertia toward peak performance is to be avoided or, when that is not possible, denied. The remainder of the causes listed reflect both physiological and emotional factors which are manifested as medical problems. Here we see some of the indicators which provide evidence for medical problems. It is the commonality of behavioural indicators which precludes one from being able to consistently diagnosis the etiology of the human factors problem on such evidence. Indicators Indicators show the following: Disintegration of Skilled Performance Task Fixation Communication Problems Perceptual Distortion Slowed Reaction Time Decreased Attention Span Confusion Increased Risk Taking Complacency (A feeling of reduced awareness of danger ahead.) (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Aviation Safety & Security Management Cures Following can be considered for cures: Administration. Ensure that crew health is monitored regularly & sick crews are not scheduled. Conduct aero medical training re:health issues, human limitations, etc. Crew. If they are ill or fatigued, they should seek medical attention & should not fly.
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