Jim has more than 20 years experience building safety management programs and tools for the public surface transportation industry. An acknowledged expert in SMS, he works with Federal, state and local partners in the roll-out of SMS in the public transportation industry. He develops guidance, technical assistance and training content for SMS implementation and worked with clients to launch e-Learning courses in SMS. Jim currently supports the Federal Transit Administration’s transition of the transit industry to SMS through implementation pilots at four agencies.
Joanne has more than 25 years of management experience. She has demonstrated success in the implementation of business and technical solutions and is recognized as an industry leader in SMS regulatory requirements, implementation, training, and safety risk management facilitation. Joanne is frequently called upon by senior management to identify and carry out practical development and deployment strategies. Joanne leads all facets of SMS implementation at airports including the Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and the General Mitchell International Airport.
Capt. Maurino has pioneered safety initiatives in the aviation industry for over 42 years. He led the development of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) SMS and State Safety Program and authored ICAO’s Safety Management Manual and program. A well-known specialist, Capt. Maurino is a sought-after speaker on the topic of SMS implementation. He partners with the senior management teams of airlines and airports across the globe to implement SMS, including Grupo Avianca, Insel Air, and Curacao International Airport.
We partner with senior management teams in the private and public sectors to help define the future of their safety objectives and unlock the financial potential in continued safety performance improvements.
We help agency leaders define their expectations for safety management and guide the development of new, or evolve existing, systems to realize the benefits of increased data in safety resource decision making. We work closely with your organization to ensure the SMS is tailored to your agency’s priorities so we can help you reach your safety performance targets.
We help to build commitment to your safety management goals amongst all stakeholders by ensuring they are informed throughout the process. We provide training and communication planning and execution that results in a work force motivated to realize the full value of the SMS.
As your organization transitions from SMS planning to implementation, our experienced team will be there to guide you through the process. We help you to build the agency capabilities necessary for a successful SMS, monitoring the effectiveness of implemented activities and adjusting the SMS plan as necessary. By leveraging your agency’s existing systems, processes, and knowledge, our team helps to create a sustainable SMS that fits seamlessly into your agency’s operations.
SMS is never ‘done’. Our goal is to help you put in place an SMS that continuously improves. We will help you to integrate SMS into your everyday operations and provide you with the skills and processes necessary to monitor your operations and consistently improve your safety performance.