CONGRATULATIONS: TEXAS JET AND I.A.M. JET CENTRE EARN IS-BAH CERTIFICATION

NATA would like to congratulate two members who are Safety 1st Qualified for recently becoming IS-BAH Registered: Texas Jet and I.A.M. Jet Centre, Jamaica!

Click here to read about I.A.M. Jet Centre’s accomplishment.

Click here to read about Texas Jet’s accomplishment.

Check out the FBO / Ground Handling Status Map to see who else is Safety 1st Qualified and/or IS-BAH registered.

To get more information about the IS-BAH program, please visit www.nata.aero/safety1st.

Are You Ready for the June 1 GHS Compliance Deadline?

By June 1, 2016 all aviation businesses and other firms, must be fully compliant with the OSHA rule regarding the use of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of labeling chemicals, including training all employees on the use of the GHS system. Compliance with the GHS hazard communication rule requires that aviation businesses:

  • Update old Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) with the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS) utilizing the GHS system
  • Revise required Hazard Communications Programs to include the GHS system
  • Have provided training to all employees on reading and understanding GHS labels

Aviation Businesses can obtain copies of new SDS from the manufacturer chemicals, which include items such as aviation fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and others.

Providing your employees the required training is also easy, by using the NATA Safety 1st Hazard Communication training module. This module covers the new aspects and labels used in the GHS as well as the foundations of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. The NATA Safety 1st Hazard Communication module is $24 per trainee and there are volume discounts for larger organizations.

For more information or to purchase the Hazcom Training module please visit: www.nata.aero/hazcom.

NATA’s Safety 1st Launches Online Training Programs for HAZMAT and Regulated Garbage Handling

HAZMAT and Reg GarbageResponding to member input, NATA Safety 1st recently unveiled new HAZMAT and Regulated Garbage online training programs.

The handling of HAZMAT and regulated garbage carries serious penalties and consequences if done improperly. NATA, as the leading provider of training for aviation businesses, is proud to expand our online training program to include these vital topics. The programs are specifically designed for FBOs, charter operators, flight crews, and ground personnel.

HAZMAT Will-Carry

  • Meets requirements for aircraft operators that choose to carry HAZMAT/dangerous goods
  • Reviews definitions, terms, regulations and standards
  • Defines will-carry and will-not-carry operations
  • Provides additional resources and checklists

HAZMAT Will-Not-Carry

  • Designed for air carriers that do not carry HAZMAT/dangerous goods and FBOs that desire to provide awareness training for employees
  • Reviews definitions, terms, regulations and standards
  • Prepares employees to recognize HAZMAT classifications and markings associated with dangerous goods
  • Provides additional resources and checklists

Regulated Garbage

  • The proper handling and disposal of aircraft regulated garbage
  • Assists aviation businesses in meeting the training requirements to stay compliant
  • Reviews standard operating procedures
  • Provides additional useful materials

Please visit individual program pages to view which USDA and DOT training requirements are met. For more information, please visit http://nata.aero/Safety-1st.aspx

NTSB Joins The Fight Against Misfueling

Its been under two months since NATA released the Safety 1st Misfueling Prevention Program and nearly 1,500 users have completed the free awareness training. Misfueling prevention is a significant priority and fortunately, preventing misfuelings is not a complex task. As the Safety 1st Misfueling Prevention Program describes, a few simple steps completed by pilots, line service professionals, FBO customer service representatives and managers can dramatically reduce the risk of misfueling.

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) joined the effort to prevent incidents of misfueling with the release of two Safety Alerts,

Both of these NTSB Safety Alerts specifically reference the Safety 1st Misfueling Prevention Program and emphasize the important steps for preventing misfueling outlined in the program.

Everyone has a stake in preventing misfuelings. Take a few minutes today to read the NTSB Safety Alerts and have your team view the Safety 1st Misfueling Prevention Program at:

www.preventmisfueling.com

No More Waiting! Safety 1st Electronic Certificates Now Available

You may have already noticed but Safety 1st certificates for the PLST and Supervisor  programs are now available for online printing. No more checking for a certificate ship date or waiting for delays in the mail, simply click the “apply for certificate” button and then click the “print online” button, and you have your trainee’s certificate. The only difference in the Safety 1st certificates is that they are available to you instantly.

We have made this change to better support you, our user. Printable digital certificates save you time and remain available for the duration of the certification period, so if a certificate is lost or destroyed, you are able to print another copy.

If you have any questions regarding printable digital certificates just shoot us an email at safety1st@nata.aero.

Win a Free Safety 1st Online Training Course

NATA_annivlogo_8colorIn celebration of NATA’s 75th Anniversary, we will hold a monthly contest for our members to win special giveaways throughout 2016. This month you can win a free Safety 1st online training course. In order to be entered in the January drawing, you must:

1. Follow the Safety Net blog by email or through your WordPress account.

The winner will be randomly selected Friday, February 5, 2016. 

What does it all mean?

Q. What is the training status of my student(s) participating in online training?

A. The first page an administrator will see when logged in is the “All Students” page.  The following glossary of terms define your student’s current status:

Certified is currently certified and certificates have been shipped

Training – is currently training or has been assigned training

Recertifywill need to recertify in 90 days or less

Expiredcertification has expired

Applied trainer has applied for student’s certification

Unassignedhas not been assigned curriculum

Lapsedtrainer and/or student hasnt completed all aspects of the online training access to training has expired. 

Subscribe to “The Safety Net.” Join our blog to stay informed and engaged with the Safety 1st program. You won’t just hear from me either, we have contributors from the rest of the Safety 1st and NATA team — along with a few recognized safety and training experts across the general aviation industry. We are always open to new voices and ideas in the Safety 1st community, so if you have something to say about safety or training, please feel free to drop us a note at safety1st@nata.aero or subscribe at https://natasafetynet.wordpress.com/!

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail the NATA Safety 1st team at safety1st@nata.aero.

Thank you and enjoy your training experience! 

NATA Safety 1st Team – Louis Soares