Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement is the Hazardous Materials Safety Program's (HMSP) commitment to collaborate with aviation hazardous materials stakeholders to reduce risk to the National Airspace System (NAS) through education and communication partnership efforts.

As the organization primarily responsible for enforcing the hazardous materials regulations in air transportation, the HMSP has a responsibility to collaborate with external audiences for the purpose of engaging, informing and educating them in a predictive manner. Stakeholder engagement is a quality-based activity that the HMSP is required to use as a tool in its overall approach in conducting its business.

The HMSP attends Stakeholder Engagement events based on a Safety Risk Management (SRM) approach. SRM is one of the four components of the Safety Management Systems (SMS) that enables the FAA to manage safety within the aerospace system. SRM is composed of describing the system; identifying the hazards; and analyzing, assessing, and controlling safety risk.

The events that we attend are focused around the top risks identified through SRM data analysis: lithium batteries and other emerging technologies, undeclared hazardous materials, and oxygen generators.

For questions about stakeholder engagement, email the HMSP at

Last updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018