The Implementation of Safety Management Systems in Maintenance Operations

dc.contributor.advisor Beckman, Wendy en_US Siao, Daniel Heng en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Hunt, Terry en_US
dc.contributor.department Aerospace en_US 2015-06-12T19:06:14Z 2015-06-12T19:06:14Z 2015-03-26 en_US
dc.description.abstract Literature and research for Safety Management Systems (SMS) that apply to flight operations are abundant, but there is a limited supply of SMS-related literature and research for maintenance operations. Even though the benefits of SMS are well established, it is difficult for maintenance facilities--especially small repair stations--to justify the cost. While the high cost of implementing an SMS is the putative reason for not having SMS, there could be other factors that hinder the implementation of SMS. This research sought to reveal the hindrances that prohibit successful SMS implementation. A cross-sectional survey was utilized for this study. The results from the 49 survey participants were analyzed, which revealed that there was statistical significance between the written policies of a company and its actual practices. However, this study also determined that--based on this sample--small repair stations do not lack safety policies, nor do the majority of employees working for small repair stations feel that there was a significant need for the improvement of safety policies and practices. en_US M.S. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Aviation Maintenance en_US
dc.subject Repair Stations en_US
dc.subject Safety Management Systems en_US
dc.subject.umi Organizational behavior en_US
dc.subject.umi Operations research en_US
dc.subject.umi Management en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title The Implementation of Safety Management Systems in Maintenance Operations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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