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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Corporate Responsibility vs. Personal Accountability

When it comes to safety, where does corporate responsibility end and personal accountability begin?

It's a question that aviation companies around the world struggle with daily. It's also the theme of one of the world's largest aviation safety conference, being held March 28-30 in Vancouver, BC.

"Because aviation is so highly regulated, most companies live up to the responsibility they have to provide a safe environment and proper training," said Greg Wyght, VP Safety and Quality for CHC Helicopter. "But it's the safest companies that ensure their staff understand how they are personally accountable for working within their company's safety management system."

The CHC Safety and Quality Summit will feature approximately 70 sessions examining this theme from many different angles and perspectives. An impressive array of experts, including Tony Kern, a world-renowned expert on reducing human error in aircraft operations, will deliver the sessions.

Now in its seventh consecutive year, the Summit is an internationally recognized, non-profit aviation safety conference aimed at improving safety in aviation globally through excellence in human factors. The Summit is hosted by CHC Helicopter, one of the world's largest providers of civilian search and rescue services and transportation for the global offshore oil gas industry. CHC has over 250 aircraft operating in some 30 countries worldwide.

The Summit is sponsored by Sikorsky, AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Willis, Chartis Swiss Re and Bell Helicopter, allowing organizers to continue bringing together the best minds in aviation safety to present and share best practices with delegates from around the globe.
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