WBAT Safety Introduces Flight Dynamics: a Flight Data Analysis System for Your FOQA Program

 WBAT Safety is proud to introduce Flight Dynamics, a new system designed to process and analyze recorded flight data to support your organization’s Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) or flight data analysis program.

Flight Dynamics assists in the improvement of safety in your organization by increasing operational awareness and maintenance effectiveness.

WBAT Safety has a deeply rooted history in the flight data analysis market, including over 15 years of experience providing custom-designed FOQA systems. Their team has advised airlines on initiation of FOQA programs as far back as 1995 and participated in the US Air Force Task Force to establish the governing document for the US Air Force MFOQA program.

Their team’s decades of experience in FOQA and flight data analysis bring an additional advantage to organizations that utilize the Flight Dynamics system by offering support during the initiation, launch, and sustainment of their FOQA or flight data analysis program.

Working with a third-party wireless data acquisition tool on the aircraft that can be fully automated, Flight Dynamics offers the following components, which an organization can use separately or in a combined system, depending upon your analytical goals:

• Post-Flight Report (PFR)

• Aggregate Data Analysis (ADA)

Post-Flight Report (PFR)

Post-Flight Report (PFR) allows an organization’s pilots to immediately receive a debrief directly to a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet, after every flight.

They are excited to enhance the debriefing process for pilots everywhere. The sky is the limit for what this product can do.

Aggregate Data Analysis

Flight Dynamics offers aggregate data analysis, which enables organizations to analyze aggregate data from all their aircraft. Reach out to a Flight Dynamics specialist to learn more about ADA.

WBAT Safety will be presenting on Flight Dynamics as a proud Gold Sponsor of the 2022 SMS Industry Forum, to be held May 25-27, 2022 at American Airlines Flagship University (FSU) in Forth Worth, TX.

Click here or visit www.wbatsafety.com/flight-dynamics to learn more about Flight Dynamics, speak with a specialist, or schedule a demo.

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MBMA Announces 2021 Safety Award Winners

David Weatherford presents the 2021 Safety Awards

David Weatherford presents the 2021 Safety Awards

CLEVELANDMay 12, 2022PRLog — www.mbma.com: Each year the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) honors member companies that demonstrate exceptional performance in maintaining workplace safety. These awards are given to Building Systems members as well as Associate members for their performance during the previous calendar year. Safety awards for the 2021 year were presented during the 2022 MBMA Spring Meeting held April 27-29 in Tucson, Arizona.

“Promoting workplace safety is one of MBMA’s most important objectives and these awards recognize the member companies that set an example for all of us,” says Tony Bouquot, general manager of MBMA. “For 2021, our Building Systems members had 47 plant facilities that participated in MBMA’s Quarterly OSHA Injury Statistics Program, logging over 13 million hours on the job. Our Associate member awards program expands the focus on safety across the entire industry to also include our suppliers’ facilities.”

MBMA is a leader in advocating for robust safety programs throughout the metal building systems industry. “MBMA members strive to make the metal building industry a very safe place to build a career. The benefits to effective safety initiatives are many and include boosting employee morale, improving operations, and mitigating insurance risks and exposure to OSHA audits. MBMA is pleased to recognize safety best practices through these awards,” Bouquot says.

MBMA’s awards program consists of three categories. The 2021 Superior Safety Award was given to eight plants that achieved zero recordable cases for the entire calendar year, a significant accomplishment. The seven facilities that received the 2021 Safety Performance Award achieved an incident rate equal to 50% or less than the OSHA industry average. The 2021 Associate Member Safety Award went to five companies with facilities that achieved zero recordable cases for the year, also a major achievement.

The following is a comprehensive list of 2021 MBMA safety award winners:

2021 Superior Safety Award – In recognition of Building Systems member manufacturing facilities with zero recordable incidents.

  • CBC Steel Buildings (Lathrop, CA)
  • Dean Steel Buildings (Thomasville, GA)
  • Nucor Building Systems (La Crosse, VA)
  • Package Steel Systems (Sutton, MA)
  • Reed’s Metals, LLC (Morrison, TN)
  • Spirco Manufacturing (Memphis, TN)
  • Sunward Steel Buildings (Denver, CO)
  • Whirlwind Steel Buildings (Lithia Springs, GA)

2021 Safety Performance Award – In recognition of Building Systems member manufacturing facilities having achieved an incident rate equal to 50% or less than the industry average as reported by OSHA.

  • Behlen Building Systems (Columbus, NE)
  • BlueScope Buildings North America (Visalia, CA)
  • Cornerstone Building Brands (Elizabethton, TN; Houston, TX)
  • Nucor Building Systems (Swansea, SC; Terrell, TX; Brigham City, UT)

2021 Associate Member Safety Award – In recognition of Associate member facilities with zero recordable incidents.

  • AkzoNobel Coatings (Huron, OH)
  • Bay Insulation Systems (Phoenix, AZ; Fresno, CA; Orlando, FL; Pensacola, FL; Norcross, GA; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; High Point, NC; Brooklyn Heights, OH; Eastlake, OH; Easton, PA; Memphis, TN; Roanoke, VA; Sumner, WA; Green Bay, WI [2 locations])
  • Metallic Products Corporation (Houston, TX)
  • PDL Building Products (Stockton, CA; Westlake, OH)
  • Sherwin-Williams Company (Bowling Green, KY)

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Founded in 1956, MBMA serves manufacturers and suppliers as it works to promote the metal building systems industry. The association provides a wealth of useful information on its website, www.MBMA.com. Resources include technical materials, research reports, videos and design guides. The MBMA blog (http://blog.mbma.com/) provides the most current research and new ideas to propel the industry.

Safety and security of the country is Government’s top priority, says Raksha Mantri at diamond jubilee celebrations of Chetak helicopter at Hyderabad


Safety and security of the country is Government’s top priority and all efforts are being made to safeguard its unity and integrity,” said Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh while addressing a conclave organised to commemorate 60 years of Chetak helicopter’s service to the Nation. The conclave ‘यशस्वत् षट् दशकम्’ on the theme ‘चेतकआत्मनिर्भरता, बहुविज्ञता एवं विश्वस्तता के छः गौरवशाली दशक’ was organised by the Indian Air Force at Air Force Station, Hakimpet in Hyderabad on April 02, 2022. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhuri, senior retired & serving officers of the helicopter stream from the three services and officials of Ministry of Defence, Indian Coast Guard & Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) were present on the occasion.


The Raksha Mantri described the conclave as a fitting tribute to those who have served the Nation with hard work and dedication. Paying his respects to this invaluable contribution, he said, “Whenever a country fights a war for the safety and security, it is not just the Armed Forces who take part. The whole nation fights that war. The scientists, engineers and technicians of organisations like HAL, who develop helicopters like ‘Chetak’ and other platforms, play an equally important role as our soldiers. Lakhs of employees and workers associated with MSMEs also contribute by supplying parts to these projects. This conclave celebrates the hard work and dedication of all of them”.


Comparing ‘Chetak’ named horse of Rajput king Rana Pratap, Shri Rajnath Singh described ‘Chetak’ helicopter as not just a machine, but a vibrant & dedicated entity which has been continuously engaged in the service of the nation for the last six decades and has set an example for others. He noted that nearly 700 Chetaks manufactured so far have served the nation in war and peace with full dedication, describing its multi-service employment as a shining example of jointness.


Elaborating on the capabilities of the helicopter, the Raksha Mantri said, “’Chetak’ has proved its mettle in the battlefield by targeting enemies with accuracy and successfully landing troops. It has also helped in delivering essential logistics. It has saved precious lives through its evacuation efforts in case of emergency. It has provided important information whenever needed, which has helped in decision making and paving way for victory in wars. ‘Chetak’ has always been at the forefront in providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief during natural calamities. This is the first time a platform has reached this stage.” He appreciated the fact that ‘Chetak’, through adaptation, modification and upgradation, remains a frontline platform even after 60 years of its creation.


Shri Rajnath Singh recalled the extraordinary contribution of the Chetak helicopter during the 1971 war. “From providing air support to ground troops to heli-bridging operations and destroying enemy positions, our air warriors onboard ‘Chetak’ showed exemplary courage and professionalism during the war. The helicopter was also used to train the pilots of ‘Mukti Bahini’. Chetak’s role can also be seen as a shining example of promoting integration and jointmanship. Our victory in the war has been written in golden letters in the history books. Neither did we want any power, land, resources, nor any domination. We fought that war to protect humanity and democracy,” he stated.


The Raksha Mantri was of the view that India has shown its strength in the design, development and operation of helicopters in the five-tonne category, terming the indigenously designed and developed Advanced Light Helicopter DHRUV and its variants as examples of India’s prowess. He described the Light Combat Helicopter as another example of the country’s capability in light helicopters for combat operations. Light Utility Helicopters, being operated by the Armed Forces, are also great examples of the capability in the helicopter sector, he added.


Shri Rajnath Singh stressed on the need to march forward in the design and development of the 10-tonne Indian Multirole Helicopter which, he said, is a significant requirement for the Armed forces and has a huge market potential. He called to fast-track the design and development of helicopter technology in the country, terming it is one of the dual-use technologies which will not only prove to be effective in the defence sector, but will make India a dominant force in the helicopter market. “According to an estimate, there is a demand for more than 1,000 civilian helicopters in the country and an equal number of helicopters in the defence sector. We need to exploit this huge potential in the helicopter market. In addition, we need to make efforts to strengthen India’s claim in the Rotary wing domain. The era is changing. I am sure that in the times to come we will be more bright, strong and completely self-reliant,” he added.


The Raksha Mantri reiterated the Government’s resolve of achieving ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence production and preparedness, in view of the constantly changing global security scenario. “These days, there have been challenges in ensuring supply lines. External situation has affected the serviceability of critical weapons and equipment. Therefore, we are leaving no stone unturned to achieve self-reliance. Earlier, the country was dependent on imports from other countries to bolster the defence sector. This Government believes in strengthening our own shoulders to protect ourselves. We are making sure that India is not dependant of anyone,” he stressed.


Shri Rajnath Singh, however, maintained that by being strong, India does not mean to establish dominance in the world. He said, India has always followed the path of truth, non-violence & peace and does not support aggression of any kind. He stressed that the relationship between peace, security and military power has deepened in the country in the last few years. Underlining the importance of a strong security apparatus for nations to maintain peace in the world, he stated that in the last few years the Government has created an environment which has enabled the Armed Forces, scientists and defence manufacturers to think pro-actively and move forward on the path of making India strong and self-reliant.


The Raksha Mantri spoke on the major role domestic industry can play in achieving ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ as envisioned by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. “Free technology is being transferred to the private companies by DRDO. FDI limit has also been increased. Two positive indigenisation lists of defence items have been issued, while the third list will be out soon,” he said, listing out the measures being taken by the Government to encourage the participation of the private sector. He pointed out the huge positive response from the three services, research and development organisations and public and private sector industries. The MSMEs, start-ups, innovators and academia are together exploring new avenues of defence production, he said, exuding confidence of unprecedented response to the unprecedented steps taken by the government.


The conclave was organised to provide a platform to showcase six decades of helicopter operations in the country, highlighting the operations of ‘Chetak’. The event comprised reflections, narrations and discussions by prominent speakers from the veteran community and the Services.



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GreenWood, Inc. Earns the McGriff Workplace Safety Excellence Award for Outstanding Safety Performance

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GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, construction, and workforce solutions provider, was recently presented with the McGriff Workplace Safety Excellence Award for achieving excellence in safety performance throughout the company.  This prestigious award is issued by McGriff Insurance Services only to companies who achieve outstanding overall safety performance based on workers’ compensation policy loss ratio, workers’ compensation experience modification (EMR), and BLS/DART/OSHA recordable incident rate.  GreenWood has now earned this award for a 12th consecutive year and is the only company to achieve this level of recognition.        


“McGriff Insurance Services proudly recognizes GreenWood, Inc. for their outstanding safety results in 2021,” says Warren Blanchard, McGriff Insurance Services.  “We commend their ongoing focus on zero incidents through their comprehensive safety program centered on providing a safe and healthy environment for their employees.” 


Mike Simmons, Corporate Director of Safety for GreenWood adds, “We personalize our approach to safety because we care about the well-being of project teams, staff, vendors and employees. Safety emphasis is in our DNA and is more important than anything else we do. Our commitment to zero incidents will never change as we maintain an ‘always aware’ mindset at all times. This recognition from McGriff Insurance Services underscores why safety is the top priority at GreenWood, Inc.”


About GreenWood, Inc.

GreenWood provides integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions designed to extend the life of critical assets, influence operational efficiencies, and deliver bottom line improvements for plants and facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.  We operate under a “Customer-Centered” philosophy where safety performance is always first and our flexibility to respond to customer needs is an ongoing priority as it has been for over 30 years.  GreenWood, Inc. is certified as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  For more information, visit www.GreenWoodInc.com.


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SAFETY OF SANITARY WORKERS




State-wise and year-wise details of persons who are reported to have died due to hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks and non observance of safety precautions prescribed under the “Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Rules, 2013” during the last five years are at Annexure-I.


A National Policy for mechanized Sanitation Eco-system has been formulated in consultation with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Department of Drinking water and Sanitation which envisages, inter alia, the following:


  1. Appointment of Responsible Sanitation Authority in every District.
  2. Setting up of Sanitation Response Unit (SRU) in each municipality.
  3. Equipping SRUs with necessary devices, machines and vehicles required for mechanized cleaning.
  4. Professionally trained manpower for mechanized cleaning.
  5. 24×7 helpline to receive complaints regarding blockage of sewers and septic tanks.
  6. Setting up facilities for evacuation, transportation and treatment of sludge from septic tanks.
  7. Training to the staff of municipalities and contractors in the mechanized cleaning of sewers/septic tanks.


 The following measures have been taken to promote 100% mechanization, specially cleaning of sewers, septic tanks, desilting of drains, garbage lifting, sludge handling, solid and medical waste disposal etc. and for the benefit of sanitation workers (including waste pickers) and their dependants to provide sustainable livelihood:-


  1. Under the Swachhta Udyami Yojana (SUY) concessional loans are provided to sanitation workers and their dependants and the urban local bodies for procurement of sanitation related equipments, machines and vehicles costing upto Rs. 50.00 lakh. The Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS) has been revised from 2020-21 to provide capital subsidy upto Rs. 5.00 lakh to sanitation workers and their dependants for sanitation related projects. State-wise details of number of sanitation workers assisted under these schemes are given at Annexure-II.
  2. Under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme, free short duration upskilling training is provided to the sanitation workers. The candidates are trained about mechanized cleaning and safety precautions for safe and healthy cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.
  3. Workshops are organised with officers, engineers, sanitary inspectors, supervisors, contractors and sanitation workers etc. of urban local bodies and authorities responsible for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks. During the workshops the participants are made aware about the provisions under the “Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013”, the rules framed thereunder and other provisions for safe and healthy cleaning of sewers and septic tanks.
  4. NSKFDC also organises health camps in the basties of identified manual scavengers and sanitation workers. During these camps, free health check-up i.e. Sugar, BP, etc is facilitated to the target group of the NSKFDC. Further, need based free medicines & spectacles are provided to the target group during the camps. The doctors of different disciplines i.e. Eyes, General physician and Gynecologist etc. check the patients.


This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri. Ramdas Athawale in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.




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Annexure-I

 


Annexure-I referred in reply to parts ( a) to (b) of the Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 126 for answer on 02.02.2022 regarding Safety of Sanitary Workers.


Year-wise and State-wise details of death of persons and compensation paid during last five years in sewers and septic tanks


S. No.

Name of State/Uts

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021


Total No. of death

Compensation paid

Total No. of death

Compensation paid

Total No. of death

Compensation paid

Total No. of death

Compensation paid

Total No. of death

Compensation paid


1

Andhra Pradesh

2

2

9

8

2







2

Bihar

2

2










3

Chhatisgarh



1

1








4

Chandigarh

3

3










5

Delhi

13

12

11

10

10

8

4

3

4

4


6

Gujarat

7

5

2

2

16

13



3

3


7

Haryana

11

11

6

6

14

10



2

2


8

Karnataka

3

3

9

9

7

7

2

2

5

5


9

Kerala

1

1










10

Maharashtra

5


6

2

15

3

4





11

Madhya Pradesh





1

1






12

Punjab

10

10

2

2

3

3



1

1


13

Rajasthan

6

6

2

2

5







14

Tamil Nadu

7

7

9

8

13

13

9

9

5

5


15

Telangana

1

1

2

2





2

2


16

Uttar Pradesh

15

11

11

10

25

20






17

West Bengal

7

7



6

2







Total

93

81

70

62

117

80

19

14

22

22


                                           




Annexure-II


Annexure-II referred in reply to part (d) of the  Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 126 for 02.02.2022 regarding Safety of Sanitary Workers


State-wise details of sanitation workers assisted for procurement of sanitation related equipments/vehicles


  1. State-wise details of sanitation workers assisted through the State Channelising Agencies: through concessional loans during last three years and current financial year for procurement of sanitation related equipments/vehicles under Swachhta Udyami Yojana (SUY) of NSKFDC: (from 2014-15)










S.No.

State

 No. of sanitation workers assisted

1.

Andhra Pradesh

1383

2.

Rajasthan

33


Total

1416




  1. State-wise details sanitation workers provided Capital Subsidy upto Rs. 5.00 lakh against the loans sanctioned by banks for procurement of sanitation related equipments/vehicles under Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS): (from 2020-21)

















S.No.

State

 No. of sanitation workers assisted

  1.  

A & N Islands

11

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

81

  1.  

Haryana

2

  1.  

Jharkhand

3

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

39

  1.  

Maharashtra

2

  1.  

Odisha

9

  1.  

Telangana

10

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

17


Total

174






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