Who are your Managers?

Submitted by Michael France, NATA Director of Safety and Training

If your business is like most in general aviation, you promote from within. Individuals who display passion, knowledge and skill take on new responsibilities and eventually even new roles. Many of these “homegrown” leaders have never had formal leadership and management training, yet they are tasked with leading and managing your business. Their success is often based solely upon raw talent and desire. Imagine what these leaders and managers could accomplish with just a little bit of expert instruction!

The NATA Safety 1st Aviation Management Workshop is designed to provide these leaders, both new and experienced, the positive edge they need to take the businesses they run to the next level. Presented in partnership with Aviation Management Consulting Group (AMCG), the Aviation Management Workshop explores proven leadership, management, and decision-making principles, best practice approaches, innovative strategies, and creative techniques from industry experts who have decades of experience leading and managing people and making business decisions.

Now is the time to invest in your leaders and managers and the Aviation Management Workshop is the solution you need.

Check out our events page for more details and to register

2014 Aviation Management Workshop
September 16-17
Savannah, GA

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The Dog Days of Summer

Submitted by Michael France, NATA Director of Safety and Training

With the 4th of July behind us, it is probably fair to say that we have entered into the dog days of summer. From now to Labor Day we will experience some of the hottest, most humid weather conditions most of us will see all year. Are you prepared to help your team operate at a level that maintains safety and the level of service your customers expect? Heat and humidity can quickly sap energy and focus from even the most experienced and conscientious line service professional. However, there are things you can do to help your team stay at a peak level of performance throughout a long summer.

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has established the Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. This series of webpages contains educational information and resources managers and supervisors can use to help keep their teams functioning efficiently during these hot and humid days. Some of the information available includes:

  • The Educational Resources section links to information about heat illnesses and how to prevent them. Many of these resources target vulnerable workers with limited English proficiency and/or low literacy.
  • The Using the Heat Index section provides guidance to employers to develop a heat illness prevention plan.
  • The Training section includes a guide/lesson plan for employers and others to use in instructing workers on heat illness. There are links to additional resources in other languages.
  • The Online Toolkit section includes news releases, public service announcements (PSAs), drop-in articles about heat illness prevention that you can customize to share and campaign artwork.

You can visit OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers webpage at : https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html

Don’t forget; while we might be fighting off the dog days of summer, it won’t be long and we will be prepping those de-ice trucks for Old Man Winter!

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