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Reporting safety issues has never been so easy

Mishap reporting is about to get easier with a new web-based reporting application from the Air Force Safety Center. The Airman Safety App will be accessible anytime, anywhere and on almost any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone and includes an interface that walks the user through a series of short and readily understood questions to easily report a hazard or mishap. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Keith Wright)

Mishap reporting is about to get easier with a new web-based reporting application from the Air Force Safety Center. The Airman Safety App will be accessible anytime, anywhere and on almost any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone and includes an interface that walks the user through a series of short and readily understood questions to easily report a hazard or mishap. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Keith Wright)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Reporting a safety issue, whether a hazard or mishap, is about to get much easier across the Air Force with the release of a new web-based application by the Air Force Safety Center early in the new year.

This simple tool, the Airman Safety App will provide a streamlined process for all Airmen, their families and anyone accessing the base to report a safety issue as they encounter it.

Currently, hazards are reported using many different forms in accordance with guidance per Aviation, Occupational, Weapons, and Space safety disciplines. People either don’t know which form to use or don’t take the time to fill it out. Even when filled out, there is still a submission, coordination and resolution process that takes time and offers little feedback.

The Airman Safety App, is accessible anytime, anywhere, and with almost any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone – and focuses on minimizing the most common obstacles, making reporting quicker and easier to accomplish.

“Healthy safety cultures report hazards,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller, Air Force chief of safety. “Voluntary reporting has the potential to prevent serious injury and future mishaps.”

The Airman Safety App is off-line enabled so a report can be started at any time and submitted when an internet connection is available.

Follow the Air Force Safety Center public website, www.safety.af.mil, Facebook @AFSafetyCenter, and Twitter at AFSAFETY for updated information when the Airman Safety App goes live.

Editor's note: The Airman Safety App can be found at https://asap.safety.af.mil.