AMTSociety State of the Industry Address
Gravity can be grave.
Work stands and ladders are part of our work environment. We cannot do our jobs without them but we frequently forget how dangerous they can be. Gravity is not your friend when elevated by this equipment.
Falls from this equipment are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Last year alone they attributed to approximately 163,000 emergency room visits due to falling from such equipment. We often take them for granted and get complacent when using them.
We can greatly reduce if not totally eliminate such accidents and incidents by thinking safety before use and safety during use. Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and cautions.
Report and remove damaged equipment from service and tag it until it is repaired or fixed. Choose the proper ladder or work stand for the intended task. Inspect for slippery surfaces and ensure it is not shaky or on an uneven surface. Do not overextend your reach. Use barricades/signs if placed where it can be displaced by other work activities. Engage all locks. Do not exceed the maximum load rating. Use safety harness/fall protection.
A few attentive moments before use may save you months of recovery, or death, due to unsafe use.
Stay safe, Tom Hendershot
Toolbox raffle and scholarship program
Once again, Snap-on Industrial has supported AMTSociety with a KRA 4107D toolbox valued at $2,500 and your choice of Snap-on tools valued at $2,500. The tickets are one ticket for $5 or three tickets for $10. The color of the toolbox is your individual choice, and the toolbox and tools will be shipped to the address you specify. Should you win and decide to donate this toolbox and tools to an A&P school, Snap-on will add $1,000 worth of tools for the school. Tickets can be obtained from any AMTSociety director, or you can send me a check for the number of tickets you wish to purchase and I will send the tickets to you (address above). The drawing will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, during the Maintenance Skills Competition Awards program in Las Vegas. The winner need not be present to win.
Las Vegas IA Renewal Notice
For all of you who are planning on attending AMTSociety’s IA Renewal Consortium Program in Las Vegas, NV, at AviationPros LIVE in March 2013: The program will be a one-day meeting. Registration is from 7:00 to 8:00 with the program schedule from 0800 to 1700. AMTSociety will host the morning and afternoon breaks as well as lunch. The cost will be $70, which includes a one-year membership, breaks, lunch, the eight-hour course plus the certificate of completion for the FAA. Please don’t forget to pre-register at www.AMTSociety.org. The date again: Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
If you have questions, please contact Tom Hendershot, at (303) 799-6870 or (800) 547-7377 Ext. 1565.
Scholarship Deadline Dec. 15
A reminder to all: The date for submission for all scholarship forms and accompanying material is Dec. 15, 2012. Select the scholarship you wish to apply for on the web site, www.AMTSociety.org, complete the form, attach the required information and mail it so that it is postmarked by Dec. 15, 2012 to: Joseph C. Hawkins, Chairman, AMTSociety Scholarship Program, 5419 Colonial Circle, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-7038
2013 AMTSociety IA Renewal Program
Pre-registration is recommended. Cost $21 to current AMTSociety members who register at least one week in advance before the event. On-site Registration will be $49. Non-members who register before the event will be charged $70 which includes a one year membership to the AMTSociety. Non-members registering on-site will be charged $98 (includes the membership).
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 (IAH)
Express Jet Airlines
17445 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, TX 77032-6029
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 (ATL)
3400 Norman Berry Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30344-5111
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 (PHX)
Holiday Inn and Suites