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Australian Survey Finds Pilot Confidence in Workplace Safety Climate 6 pages. [PDF 55K]
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau report on the survey said that improvements in the safety climate could enhance a safety record that already has benefited from technical solutions to problems that caused accidents and incidents.
Peptic ulcer disease is one of the most common ailments involving the upper gastrointestinal tract. In most cases, however, the bacteria that cause the ulcers can be treated and eliminated, and a pilot affected by the disease can be back at work within weeks.
Knee injuries and diseases such as arthritis of the knee are common. Treatments may be as simple as resting or modifying exercise routines or as complex as a surgical replacement of the knee.
For pilots, coronary artery disease is a common cause of medical disqualification. Nevertheless, in many circumstances, pilots who have been treated for the disease — either with medication, surgery or other medical procedures — often regain medical certification and continue their flying careers.
Awareness of Causes and Symptoms of Flicker Vertigo Can Limit Ill Effects 6 pages. [PDF 92K]
Pilots (and others exposed to some types of flickering lights) may have reactions ranging from mild discomfort to seizures and unconsciousness. Nevertheless, they often fail to recognize the problem as flicker vertigo.
Proper Treatment Minimizes Risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea 6 pages. [PDF 108K]
Without treatment, the repeated awakenings caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can result not only in daytime sleepiness but also in depression, irritability and memory problems. OSA also may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.