In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Adam Gerhardt, an Air Safety Investigator in the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety. Adam shares with us how he got interested in aviation and the journey he took to get to the NTSB.
This week is Sleep Awareness Week. The theme this year, “Begin with Sleep,” highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Mary Pat McKay, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer; Jana Price, PhD, Senior Human Performance Investigator, Office of Research and Engineering; and Jeff Marcus, Acting Chief, Safety Recommendations Division, about our biological need for sleep, the importance of screening for and treating sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, NTSB fatigue-related accident and crash investigations, and ways to address and mitigate fatigue risk across transportation modes.
The NTSB has been long concerned with the issue of fatigue in transportation. We’ve issued more than 200 safety recommendations across the transportation modes directly related to fatigue. Several recommendations specifically address obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
Reduce Fatigue-Related Accidents and Require Medical Fitness – Screen for and Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea are issues on the 2019-2020 NTSB Most Wanted List. To learn more about the Most Wanted List and related safety recommendations, visit https://ntsb.gov/safety/mwl/Pages/default.aspx.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. Vice Chairman Landsberg shares with us his passion for safety education and training, his past work to improve aviation safety and the path he has taken to become an NTSB Board Member.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Nicholas Worrell, Chief of Safety Advocacy and Chris O’Neil, Chief of Media Relations, in the NTSB Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications, about the NTSB Most Wanted List.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Kenny Bragg and Rafael Marshall, Senior Human Performance Investigators, in the NTSB Office of Highway, about the collision of a pickup truck and medium-size bus, on March 29, 2017, near Concan, Texas. Kenny and Rafael talk about the circumstances of the crash, the probable cause, and the safety recommendations issued to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, we have a conversation with Board Member Jennifer Homendy. Member Homendy shares with us her passion for transportation safety, her past work to improve rail, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety and the path she has taken to become an NTSB Board Member.