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USAF Adds New Feature to Safety Automated System

The U.S. Air Force‘s safety reporting system, known as the AF Safety Automated System, has been equipped with a new module designed to help safety practitioners and commanders identify and locate hazards in the service’s installations.

This new capability provides safety professionals and commanders with a single user-friendly tool to identify and track hazards across their installations and increase visibility of all hazards Air Force-wide.

The AFSAS inspection module combines the communication and tracking of risk assessment code one through five hazards with the automatic transferring of code one through three hazards to the Master Hazard Abatement Program, USAF said Monday.

The new feature is also geared to facilitate the overseeing of over 1,000 code one through three hazards and the management of abatement costs valued at $142 million.

Senior Master Sgt. Jakob Kurtz, chief of the AF Occupational Safety Investigation, Reports and Analysis Branch, expects the module to terminate the need for extensive paper processes and legacy databases.

Inspectors will also be granted synchronized access to 30,000 general industry standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Inspection System via the module.

The USAF Safety Center established AFSAS in 2007 to gather safety data, record investigations and keep track of hazard mitigation and abatement activities.

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