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Correct Selection and Use of Respirators Is Vital in Contaminated-air Environments 20 pages. [PDF 164K]
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established standards that limit worker exposure to harmful substances in the air. If an unacceptable level of harmful substances exist, an employer must first try to reduce the worker’s exposure by changing the hazardous environment.
Human Factors Study Suggest CRM Training Shows Promise in Aviation Maintenance 20 pages. [PDF 169K]
In 1989, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Aviation Medicine contracted with Galaxy Scientific Corp. to conduct a study published in sev.eral increments as Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance It is the first objective, scientific study ever conducted in this field.
In July 1993, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) called together aircraft maintenance industry representatives to discuss a proposal to improve the image and professional stature of the aviation maintenance technician in the United States.
Maintenance Records — What Is Legal May Not Appear to Be Logical 20 pages. [PDF 53K]
Although the general aviation technician must meet the legal requirements of U.S. Federal Aviation’s Regulations (FARs) Part 91 for maintenance records, a record-keeping format that merely sticks
to the letter of the FARs may not be the format that appears most logical.
What Happens When the Alarm Bell Sounds 16 pages. [PDF 104K]
It is imperative that maintenance technicians and managers be prepared to deal with any emergency that might occur in daily operations.
Technicians are seldom assigned the responsibility of analyzing the cause of a gas turbine engine failure, but it is not uncommon for them to be involved in the investigation of a premature gas turbine engine malfunction or failure.