AFSAS home page redesign helps to streamline layout and navigation

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The Air Force Safety Automated System (AFSAS) home page was recently updated, providing more capabilities to safety professionals and leadership and giving them the ability to identify trends and to produce analyses that lead to recommendations and mishap prevention.

AFSAS is a web-enabled mishap reporting and analysis system that can be accessed worldwide with a Common Access Card. The system is compliant with Defense Department and Air Force safety business rules with continuously-expanding capabilities, from automating the dispatch of mishap messages to tracking mishap prevention recommendations.

AFSAS was launched in March 2007 as the single integrated mishap system for reporting aviation, ground, weapons, space, human factors and nuclear mishaps. It's become the reporting mechanism and repository for more than 15,000 reportable mishaps and events a year.

The redesigned page features streamlined layout and navigation, as well as several new functions.

For example, the featured analytics section emphasizes safety-related reports that users can tailor to meet their specific needs. The highlights section contains new and updated AFSAS features. Users can also find a link to a tour of changes within the highlights section.

Additionally, the Advanced Query Tool delivers more robust query capabilities and allows the user to instantly transform their queried data into presentation-level graphs and charts. The system's Data Extraction Tool remains unchanged and enables users to easily obtain mishap data and meet the majority of requests for data.

The AFSAS training site has been renamed the AFSAS simulator and provides an updated training site for new and current users.

Unit motorcycle safety representatives should also note the updated Motorcycle Unit Safety Tracking Tool (MUSTT). A new tutorial for MUSTT will guide users through the changes.

To access the AFSAS website, visit the Air Force Portal and enter “AFSAS” in the search window. In the results section, scroll down to find the AFSAS page, open it, and access the updated AFSAS website.

With the implementation of the new site, users can still contact the AFSAS Help Desk or submit a feedback for specific questions that aren't addressed in the tutorial or AFSAS Simulator.

(Content provided by Darlene Y. Cowsert, Air Force Safety Center)