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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 37: Lessons Learned from Airport Safety Management Systems Pilot Studies provides airport operators with data and experience from safety management system (SMS) pilot study airports. The report addresses SMS pilot study program management; SMS components design, development, and deployment; and SMS challenges and benefits.

In simple terms, SMS is a proactive business approach to managing and mitigating potential hazards within the organization to improve safety performance. SMS is comprised of four components (or pillars), including safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Lessons Learned from Airport Safety Management Systems Pilot Studies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/22740.

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63 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-22372-0
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/22740
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