Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices, Topic S04-20. Airport Incident Reporting Practices

An airport has many operations including the active airfield, parking, transportation, concessions, and cargo handling. These operations have inherent hazards that can result in incidents involving employee, contractor or air passenger injury if not recognized and controlled where feasible. These hazards should be identified, assessed, and mitigated. There does not seem to be a standardized process to classify and compare work place incident rate information such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Recordable Rate; Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers (DART), etc. Airports should be able to compare incident rate information (Benchmark) as a way to measure performance. The principal investigator will review literature and conduct a survey of a representative sample of airports, including selected interviews. A concise report will be generated that summarizes the results of the literature review, survey and interviews. The report will include exemplary practices for incident reporting practices data collection, analysis, and reporting, as well as gaps in knowledge and recommended research. Topics to be explored include, but are not limited to: (1) Key occupational safety metrics used by airports; (2) Leading/Lagging indicators; (3) Occupational safety metrics/standards for contractors; (4) What info are airports collecting?; (5) Tenant or concessionaire injuries; (6) Variation among airports in collecting and reporting OSHA reportable injuries; (7) Educating safety managers; (8) How data are collected, analyzed and reported; and (9) How are data used to mitigate risk and exposure.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S04-20

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Start Date: 20161030
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41207

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01615483
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S04-20
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2016 1:00AM