New program streamlines safety reporting procedures
By Keith Wright, Air Force Safety Center Public Affairs
/ Published December 20, 2016
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Reporting a safety issue, whether a hazard or mishap, is about to get much easier across the Air Force with the scheduled release of a new web-based application by the Air Force Safety Center early in the new year.
The Airman Safety App will provide a streamlined process for all Airmen, their families and anyone accessing the base to report a safety issue as they encounter it.
Currently, hazards are reported using many different forms in accordance with guidance per aviation, occupational, weapons, and space safety disciplines. People either don’t know which form to use or don’t take the time to fill it out. Even when filled out, there is still a submission, coordination and resolution process that takes time and offers little feedback.
The Airman Safety App is accessible anytime, anywhere, and with almost any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone – and focuses on minimizing the most common obstacles, making reporting quicker and easier to accomplish.
“Healthy safety cultures report hazards,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller, the Air Force chief of safety. “Voluntary reporting has the potential to prevent serious injury and future mishaps.”
The Airman Safety App is off-line enabled so a report can be started at any time and submitted when an internet connection is available.