Pgs 20-21, Raptor (2012)

Pgs 20-21, Raptor (2012)
Occupational Health And Safety
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MYSTERY IN THE RAPTOR – Officials discuss previously unexplained events in F-22
by Amaani Lyle and Justin Oakes
American Forces Press Service/Air Combat Command Public Affairs

7/1/2012 – WASHINGTON D.C. — Following months of life support systems components testing in the F-22 Raptor, officials have "determined with confidence" the source of previously unexplained physiological incidents, the director of operations for the Air Force’s Air Combat Command said July 31 at a Pentagon news conference. Since September 2011, when the aircraft returned to flight operations, the Air Force has worked to determine why a small number of pilots have experienced symptoms such as dizziness while flying or disorientation post-flight, and to reduce the risk of those incidents. In January 2012, the Air Force created the F-22 Life Support Systems Task Force, which consists of approximately two dozen Air Combat Command specialists and hundreds of others from across the Air Force and other governmental agencies, including NASA and the Navy, as well as industry partners.

The combined medical disciplines of flight medicine, toxicology, physiology, human factors and occupational health have enabled the service to assemble "pieces of the mosaic" that reside in the cockpit, said Maj. Gen. Charles W. Lyon, who was designated by Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley in January to lead an investigative task force. The general pinpointed the upper pressure garment, oxygen delivery hoses, quick connection points and the air filter canister, that had been used for a few months in the aircraft, as contributing factors to previously unexplained physiological incidents in which some pilots complained of hypoxia-like symptoms.

"As we completed end-to-end testing in the life support systems components, we are able to piece together the contributing factors for our previously unexplained incidents," Lyon said, crediting an "integrated, collaborative approach by government and industry" in helping the Air Force develop its findings. The task force, Lyon said, leveraged the investigative efforts of numerous safety investigation boards and the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board to eliminate contamination as the root cause of the incidents.

Air Force officials used intensive altitude chamber and centrifuge protocols to isolate variables in the flight gear and cockpit connections, the general said. They also analyzed thousands of samples of gases, volatile and semi-volatile compounds, solids and liquids, and compared that data to occupational hazard standard levels.

"Managing risks to our F-22 force has always been pre-eminent as we work through this complex set of factors," Lyon said. "In the end, there is no ‘smoking gun.’"

The fleet, grounded for five months last year, has flown nearly 8,000 sorties totaling more than 10,000 flight hours since its last reported unexplained incident in March, Lyon said.

As a result, at the end of July, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta approved a gradual lifting of restrictions he placed on F-22 flights in May.

In a recent update to Panetta that led to the decision to roll back the restrictions, Air Force officials said the service employed thorough, in-depth analysis to eliminate contamination as a contributing factor to its most recent incident and charted a path to eliminate all significant contributing factors today and in the future.

"We left no stone unturned in the investigative process," Lyon said, adding that the service will continue to move forward with enhancements and fixes as NASA concludes an independent investigation.

The Air Force’s investigative process also involved canvassing the F-22 communities to gauge pilot, maintainer and family member confidence in the aircraft’s safety, Lyon said.

"I recently visited our F-22 bases, and I can tell you, their confidence is high," he said, noting that no hybrid high-altitude flight operations and high-maneuverability aircraft could be completely immune to such incidents. "There’s no other aircraft our pilots would rather fly in the service of our nation," he added.

Underscoring this sentiment, Air Combat Command’s top general completed F-22 Raptor pilot qualification June 27, reinforcing his personal stake in the Air Force’s efforts to identify the root cause of unexplained physiological incidents involving a small number of Raptor crews.

"As Airmen, risk is part of our lives as members of the military," said Gen. Mike Hostage, the commander of Air Combat Command. "I’m asking these Airmen to assume some risk that exceeds the norm in day-to-day training, and I have to be willing to do it myself and experience firsthand what they do."

Hostage completed his F-22 qualification training with the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

"Flying the airplane allows me to understand exactly what our Airmen are dealing with," Hostage said. "It’s an amazing airplane to fly, and I’m confident in the procedures we have in place to help enhance crew safety."

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What is the name of the song used in the ad campaign from WorkCover New South Wales, titled “Homecomings”?

Question by allyally14: What is the name of the song used in the ad campaign from WorkCover New South Wales, titled “Homecomings”?
WorkCover NSW commenced a compelling awareness campaign on 27 January 2007 focusing on the broader impact that a workplace injuries can have on home and family. Titled ‘Homecomings’ the campaign, brings home the message about the importance of staying safe at work in order to return home to your family safely.

The campaign’s theme, workplace safety doesn’t just affect you at work – it affects your whole family, emphasises the importance of placing a high value on safety, in a personal way.
The campaign and concept was originated by WorkSafe Victoria and adapted for WorkCover NSW, following the successful impact of the Victorian campaign, which ran in 2006. It is an example of the States working together to harmonise key areas of occupational health and safety and workers compensation.

The campaign’s message is an important one for the whole community as workplace injuries bear a heavy social and financial cost. In 2004/05 there were 125 work related fatalities in NSW were 50,000 serious injuries (they are injuries with more than 5 days off work) and over a billion dollars in costs. The campaign includes an advertising element which will air on television as well as radio, newspapers and buses in metropolitan, regional and ethnic media across NSW.

There are many reasons for staying safe at work. One of the most important reasons is to ensure a safe return home to friends and family. Workplace injuries can affect employers, colleagues and the community. In a worst case scenario workplace incidents can cost lives. There are simple things people can do to help safety at work, such as reporting hazards and risks if you identify them, following safe work methods and cooperating with employers instructions.

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Answer by me
could you give a link to the commercial at least? some more info to work with?

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Portland-to-Coast walking team participation by off-duty Corps employees, Aug. 25, 2011

Portland-to-Coast walking team participation by off-duty Corps employees, Aug. 25, 2011
Occupational Health And Safety
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One of two teams of off-duty Corps employees participating in Portland-to-Coast today (Aug. 25, 2011). Go team!
Front row (left to right): Robin Norris, Bonneville Lock and Dam; Erica Jensen, Public Affairs; Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resource Management; Dave Stanton, Safety and Occupational Health; Leslie Nyquist, Budget, Manpower and Management.
Back: Jim Runkles, Bonneville Lock and Dam

Portland-to-Coast walking team participation by off-duty Corps employees, Aug. 25, 2011

Portland-to-Coast walking team participation by off-duty Corps employees, Aug. 25, 2011
Occupational Health And Safety
Image by PortlandCorps
One of two teams of off-duty Corps employees participating in Portland-to-Coast today (Aug. 25, 2011). Go team!
Front row (left to right): Robin Norris, Bonneville Lock and Dam; Erica Jensen, Public Affairs; Melissa Rinehart, Natural Resource Management; Dave Stanton, Safety and Occupational Health; Leslie Nyquist, Budget, Manpower and Management.
Back: Jim Runkles, Bonneville Lock and Dam

2009 VPP Flag Presentation

2009 VPP Flag Presentation
Occupational Health And Safety
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Hershell Wolfe, principal assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health), praises the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslatuern’s Safety Office and leadership for earning the Star Status or highest level by the Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Programs Center of Excellence in his speech at the DOD VPP Flag Presentation July 10 at the Armstrong Community Club on Vogelweh Housing. Wolfe stressed that USAGK the first Department of Defense and Army site overseas to achieve Star-site validation of the installation safety and health management system comparable to the U.S. Department of Labor?s Occupational Safety and Health Administration criteria. Photo by Christine June, USAG Kaiserslautern.

Deepwater Horizon Investigation Partners Ceremony

Deepwater Horizon Investigation Partners Ceremony
Occupational Health And Safety
Image by U.S. Coast Guard
NEW ORLEANS – Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, commander, Atlantic Area, presents Stephen Turner, NASA safety and occupational health manager, with the Meritorious Public Service Award, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The Meritorious Public Service Award is the second highest public service award and is given to recognize substantial contribution to the Coast Guard that produced tangible results. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel.

How to study OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Online?

Question by : How to study OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Online?
I want to get training of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from the US Department of labor and get the certificate after completion.
Where is it available online to study?
Are there any materials to download?
Please advice.

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Answer by falsi fiable
You don’t get that information on-line. You start with a 4-year college degree in some related field, then apply to OSHA and work your way up the ladder.

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IOSH Airside Safety Induction DVD (Part 1)

Airports can be hazardous environments, and the safety of airside workers and their colleagues demands constant vigilance. The IOSH Aviation and Aerospace Group has produced this induction DVD with support from aerodromes, airlines and airport ground operators, to give airside workers an overview of the hazards, risks and safety requirements of airside work. Because safety is no accident. The DVD is supported by the Civil Aviation Authority, Health and Safety Executive, BALPA, Connaught, Menzies and Gunzburger Steigtechnik. If you have any questions or feedback about this DVD, please call the IOSH Networks and International Directorate on +44 (0)116 257 3243 or email networks@iosh.co.uk.
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