CABIN AIR QUALITY
Cabin Air Quality Responsibilities
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Handles any air quality or contamination issues as they arise
Works with the company to investigate and addresses the source of air quality or contamination when it occurs
Assists Flight Attendants in obtaining proper care, treatment, and testing when involved in air quality or contamination incident
Follows up with the Flight Attendant(s) involved to ensure they have received proper care, treatment, and testing
Keeps members informed of air quality incidents and developments through the MEC Communications Committee.
Develops, distributes, maintains, and updates membership education materials about air quality, contamination, symptoms, and follow up procedures
Regularly communicates with and provide updates to the MEC ASHSC Chairperson on the activities of the subcommittee
In conjunction with the International Office, develops and provides initial and ongoing training to a designated Air Quality contact within the ASHSC of each Local Council
Airline Safety Videos
Contaminated Engine Bleed Explained
IF YOU THINK YOU WERE EXPOSED TO ENGINE OIL OR HYDRAULIC FLUID FUMES IMMEDIATELY REPORT ONBOARD TO YOUR FFA & THE FLIGHT DECK!
The problem with this process is the air is not filtered. Because of the way the system is designed there is potential for leaking or spilled engine oil or hydraulic fluid to contaminate the cabin air we breathe. These toxic fumes are not easily identified so we must educate ourselves to be better equipped in knowing the difference between an unpleasant odor and an actual fume event.
Click the links below to learn more!
Important things to note:
• Phase of flight, when did you notice the odor?
• Duration, how long did it last?
• What does it smell like?
• Where in the cabin is it strongest?
• Do other crew members smell it as well?
• Have all other benign sources been ruled out (pax carry-ons)?
• Physical symptoms, how are you feeling?
If you feel sick from breathing in bad Aircraft Air, please ensure you do the following:
If you're seeking medical treatment, please take the following documents to your Doctor
Active Shooter Scenarios
Active shooter scenarios have unfortunately become a tragic reality in our everyday world. As we continue to remember those who have fallen victim to such heinous events we must also look forward and consider how we can prepare should we be faced with such a situation.
As flight attendants, we are in different cities and countries on a daily basis.
That fact alone makes it more likely you will be put in a high-risk situation. It may not be pleasant to think about but it is far better to BE AWARE! Make it a habit to HAVE A PLAN everywhere and anywhere you go!
The following video provided by our friends at the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration helps with tips in creating just such a plan.
Be Safe and Safe Flying,
Your Air Safety, Health and Security Committee
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