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GSAP — Ground Operations Safety Action Program

GSAP Report | File a GSAP report immediately if you think you have violated a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), have been involved in / witnessed a safety related event or have identified a safety related concern. District 141 endorses GSAP because GSAP is a process for corrective action rather than punishment. United SkyNet sign-in required. With the updated name, GSAP enhancements include: access from home or at work, does not time out while filling in your GSAP. For complete details see Learning Network: ao-gsap-01.

IAM and AFL-CIO-Affiliated Unions to Coordinate Protocol for Ebola Risk

October 18, 2014

As concerns mount around the Ebola risk, we want to provide you with a review of the IAM's involvement to protect the flying public and airline employees from possible exposure.

Both the IAM Flight and Ground Safety Committees have been directly involved with employers to discuss their preparedness plans, as well as current policies and procedures to not only protect the flying public, but the safety and health of airline workers.

This includes direct communication and participation in a number of Ebola-specific conference calls with medical departments, emergency preparedness directors and senior management. These discussions and conference calls are ongoing, as new information is available almost daily.

The IAM has expressed a number of concerns, and action is being taken to address those concerns. The IAM has also communicated with its Local Safety Committees, with additional information to be shared as it becomes available.

Yesterday, the IAM also took part in a conference call hosted by the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department (TTD), along with representatives from Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), Transport Workers Union (TWU), Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), Professional Aviation Safety Specialist (PASS) National Air Traffic Controllers Association and various representatives from other aviation industry unions to discuss the Ebola crisis.

It was agreed that a protocol needs to be in place with the various workgroups for their airlines. Personal protective equipment (PPE) along with effective policies and procedures need to be provided to the various work groups on a consistent basis.

Crewmembers need a protocol in place to properly handle a passenger with a contagious disease along with appropriate protections.

Currently the travel ban for passengers from the infected countries in Africa is being considered. Also, an Ebola Czar has been named by the Administration. The TTD will be arranging a meeting with the newly appointed Czar to discuss issues of concern to frontline airline employees, both customer contact and non-customer contact alike.

Also discussed were aircraft cleaning procedures. Specifically, a clearly defined procedure to deal with sick passengers who vomit. An effective blood borne pathogen-cleaning procedure should be in place for all workers.

The IAM will continue to monitor and work towards the safety of all airline workers, being a proactive participant to ensure that employers protect their employees from exposure to all blood borne viruses and hazards, including Ebola.


Helpful links:

http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/air/managing-sick-travelers/ebola-guidance-airlines.html
www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html
www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html
www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/

Safety — Train The Trainer

Just last year, twelve members from IAM District Lodge 141, ten from Local Lodge 1487 Chicago O’Hare and two from Local Lodge 1351 Seattle working at United Airlines, completed the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 40-Hour Hazardous Material Instructor Train-The-Trainer Course held at Local Lodge 1487 located in Chicago, Illinois.

The Train-The-Trainer course was developed by IAM CREST in cooperation with IAM IAM District Lodge 141 and United Airlines specifically to enhance the required dangerous goods training provided by United Airlines.  After successfully completing the course these IAM CREST DOT Associate Instructors will be authorized to deliver Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Awareness Training Course to workers who handle dangerous goods by air.

Training of DOT HMAT Associate Instructors and workers who handle hazardous materials is funded under a grant by the DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration.

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Airlines Grant Liaison: Stephen Rice

IAM CREST Staff:  Michael Hinthorn, Joe Abshire and Teri McClendon

IAM District 141 and Local Lodge 1487 Site Coordinator:  Douglas Williams

Safety Links

141 Safety Committee

The Ground and Flight Safety committee, led by Erik Stenberg, contact info, deals with working safely equipment on the ramp, in stores, customer service and reservations, and with working safely with aircraft equipment.

Erik - Ground SafetyDistrict 141 Safety Director

Erik Stenberg

District 141 Ground and Flight Safety Director
Office: 847.640.2277
Cell: 224.387.6228
Fax: 847.640.2277
estenberg@iam141.org

bill saloSafety – United Airlines

Bill Salo

District 141 Safety Director – United Airlines
Office: 847.640.2277
Fax: 847.640.2277
salowilliam@cs.com

Tony D.Safety – US Airways

Ground and flight safety

Anthony D'Aloiso

District 141 Safety Director – US Airways
Cell 803-431-1962
Fax 847-640-2277

tdaloiso@iam141.org

bob winnerSafety – Hawaiian Airlines

Ground and flight safety

Bob Winner

District 141 Safety Director – Hawaiian Airlines
808-835-3132
Fax 808-836-3758

Robert_Winner@hawaiianair.com

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