Airline Industry

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Dec 27, 2017
ATSB Warns VFR Pilots About Flying in Conditions They're Not Trained For

A new report about a fatal 2016 helicopter crash "reflects an ongoing problem in aviation – some pilots are continuing to fly into conditions they are not equipped for and not trained for," the agency explained Dec. 18, as reported in Occupational Safety & Health.

Source: OH&S

Dec 01, 2016
Aircrew Safety and Health

Here you can learn more about common crewmember concerns, and what you can do to keep yourself safe and healthy.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2015
Are Flight Attendants at Higher Risk for Miscarriage?

Working during normal sleep hours, high physical job demands and exposure to cosmic radiation may put pregnant flight attendants at higher risk for miscarriage, according to research published January 5 in the journal Epidemiology.

Source: NIOSH

Nov 01, 2010
Experts Assess Health Risks of Airport Full-Body Scanners

Public Health & Policy in MedPage Today discusses concerns related to health risks of airport full-body scanners.

Source: MedPage Today

Feb 01, 2007
National Aviation Resource Manual for Quarantinable Diseases

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a manual that outlines the response to and recovery from a quarantinable disease incident of major public health significance at an international airport in the United States.

Source: TRB

Apr 01, 2006
Association of Flight Attendants Safety, Health and Security Department

The Association of Flight Attendants fights exclusively to improve conditions that affect the safety, health and security of flight attendants. This site provides access to information on air safety and health issues prepared by AFA-WA.

Source: ASHSD

Apr 01, 2004
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Airline Industry

Over 172,000 U.S. flight personnel work in commercial aircraft cabins with potential exposure to cosmic ionizing radiation, alterations of circadian rhythm from travel across time zones, cabin pollutants such as tobacco smoke and ozone, physical demands such as prolonged standing, and psychological demands such as job stress.

Source: OSHA

Sep 01, 2003
Baggage Handling eTool

The body postures, repetitions, and forces required to lift, lower, push, pull, or carry passenger baggage can create potentially serious ergonomic hazards for the agents.

Source: OSHA