19th annual Canadian Aviation Safety Seminar CASS 2007


Counting the Accidents You Don’t Have…

Evaluating safety performance in a risk management framework

April 30–May 2, 2007
Hilton Lac-Leamy
Gatineau, Quebec

Measuring safety is all too often reduced to counting accidents. However, accidents are rare, so this only tells a small part of the story; the whole story is more complex.

Linking safety performance to outcome measures, such as accident statistics, leads to a reactive, rather than proactive, approach.

Safety is about managing risk. But how do you know how well you manage your risks? How do you evaluate how well your management system is working? How do you know if your company’s practices are consistent across, and throughout, your organization? If we are to manage safety, we must learn other ways of assessing and evaluating the ultimate results of our safety management efforts.

As we move forward with the implementation of safety management systems (SMS) to proactively manage risk, we cannot underestimate the importance of continually evaluating safety performance. Through a series of interactive workshops and a plenary session, CASS 2007 will explore how to evaluate safety performance, including, but not limited to, risk, human and organizational factors, system effectiveness, and safety culture. Our goal is to further our understanding of this necessary aspect of safety management, and look at how to apply this in a real-world setting.

Call For Papers

We invite you to submit abstracts for plenary presentations and workshops for CASS 2007. Abstracts will be accepted until September 22, 2006, and are to be a maximum of 200 words. They are to be accompanied by the presenter’s curriculum vitae and must be submitted by e-mail to services@tc.gc.ca as a text document attachment, or via the online form at www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp185-1-10-printable-3058.htm.

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