Air Safety, Health
and Security (ASHS) Committee
The Committee consists of one Chairperson who work with HAL, the Federal Aviation Administration, and AFA-CWA International Air Safety, Health & Security Department to maintain and improve Flight Attendant safety, health, and cabin safety standards.
The Committee monitors and participates in accident/incident investigations; participates in monthly safety meetings with the company; participates in congressional hearings dealing with Flight Attendant safety and health issues; participates in designing cabin interiors of new and reconfigured aircraft; coordinates with Hawaiian’s Initial and Recurrent training programs to ensure consistency with FAA and AFA-CWA objectives; and maintains an MEC Safety, Health & Security database.
This Committee acts as an advisory role to the LEC Officers on safety matters. They will also study local air safety and health problems and prepare recommendations to be presented to the LEC Officers for consideration. While reviewing material, handling correspondences, and attending management monthly meetings and debriefings when safety-related issues are discussed- this Committee will keep the local members well informed of current safety developments.
The ASHS Committee is available to help you with your concerns or reports of safety, health, or security hazards onboard the aircraft and in other work locations. We also assist in obtaining resources and information from the AFA International Air Safety, Health, & Security Department. We also are here to help answer questions about completing the WBAT form.
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2023 Committee Updates
The Flight Attendant Health Study, launched in 2007, aims to advance knowledge that can improve working conditions for flight crew in the U.S. and internationally. Flight attendants are some of the most understudied workers, yet flight crew are exposed to many physical and psychosocial stressors, such as cosmic ionizing radiation, higher ozone levels, stressful interactions with passengers, hypoxia/reduced oxygenation, potentially severe circadian rhythm disruption, and other exposures. [...]