Partnership for Safety
Partnership for Safety Mission
The goal of PFS is to identify and mitigate systemic safety issues at the local level. This is accomplished through the use of collaborative Local Safety Councils (LSC) comprised of at least one NATCA member and one member of management at each facility in the National Airspace System (NAS).
The Framework for PFS is comprised of JO 7200.21A and the PFS Article 122 from the 2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Local Scoping Document is a collaboratively created and signed document that establishes the LSC and defines how that LSC will operate at each local facility.
Role of an LSC
The role of an LSC member is to work as a group and collaborate on what issues are trending locally and how to best mitigate those issues and to promote reporting safety issues through ATSAP and sharing those reports with the LSC. Members meet at least once per month and are to conduct the mandatory face-to-face Safety Awareness for Excellence, or SAFE Discussions, to all operational personnel. These discussions are intended to bring awareness to any identified safety issues that are comprised of ATSAP discussion sheets and any other nationally identified safety trends.
LSC members have access to two restricted portals: ATC infoHub and the Safety Data Portal.
The Safety Data Portal is a web-based database which contains safety trends and facility specific information gathered through various Employee Related Metrics and Surveillance Based Metrics. These metrics include information such as MOR Reports, ATSAP Reports, and weather data.
The ATC infoHub is a web application that allows the LSC members to keep track of what they are currently working on or have worked on in the past. They can publish their workings to share with other LSC members who may have a similar issue.
PFS website: www.facilitysafety.org