ASHSC – What is it?
ASHS Committee….What is it?
The Air Safety Health & Security Committee (ASHSC) works with the company on matters related to the cabin, flight attendant safety, and health.
Attends training sessions and meetings pertaining to flight attendant safety. Also, makes sure the company’s policies and procedures are aligned with safety. Attends management meetings and debriefings regarding flight attendant safety (This includes the ASAP Committee).
Oversees all matters regarding flight attendant health. Study’s local health problems and prepares recommendations.
Oversees all matters regarding flight attendant security.
ASAP – What is it?
ASAP Committee……What is it?
The Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is a voluntary safety self-reporting program for individual employees. The goal of the Flight Attendant ASAP is to identify specific safety-related problems, which may lead to accidents and injuries, and then try to correct those problems. That being said, ASAP is not a tool for Company discipline. Since the program started there has been no discipline to any F/A as a result of an ASAP report.
Why Should I Report?
Your ASAP report will bring attention to your safety concerns and resolve them before you or your coworkers become injured. These reports can be about anything you see that may harm you, your passengers, your fellow FA’s, or the operation (e.g – carts, ovens, other equipment, boarding/deplaning, inside or outside the A/C…). Please keep in mind that ASAP reporting is voluntary, which is the opposite of the Incident Report (IR). IR’s, and all items reported therein, are mandatory. When ASAP’s are turned in all FA’s can benefit from the safety improvements that come from them.
The goal of the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is to enhance aviation safety through the prevention of accidents and incidents. ASAP’s focus is to encourage voluntary reporting of safety issues and events that come to the attention of employees of certain certificate holders. ASAP is based on a safety partnership that includes AFA, Horizon Air, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Safety issue? Use the Report It! app on your IMD or the online reporting tool using your SSO (Simplified Sign On).
MEC Air Safety, Health and Security Committee Chair
MEC Air Safety, Health, and Security Chair Duties
The MEC Chairperson shall: Attend any safety meetings with the company. Attend FAA/Horizon Air safety meetings. Attend AFA-CWA Air Safety Department training seminars. In conjunction with the International Office, develop and conduct initial and ongoing local Safety/Health training, including NTSB accident investigation procedures. Communicate with the AFA-CWA Air Safety Department.
Communicate with other airline safety representatives, as appropriate. Participate in accident investigation, hijacking, sabotage, etc., as directed. Communicate with the Horizon IBT MEC Safety Chairperson as appropriate. Attend and participate in Congressional hearings dealing with cabin safety, as directed.
Assign special safety assignments to local Air Safety, Health, & Security Safety/Health Chairpersons as appropriate. The MEC officers and appropriate LEC President shall be advised of these special assignments. Handle safety incidents, i.e. equipment problems, occupational injuries, as they arise. Compose informational and educational articles of interest to the membership and provide them to the MEC Communications Chairperson to be included in MEC communications and posted to the MEC website. Be on a 24-hour call-out in the event of an accident. Be trained and remain qualified to perform the duties of any MEC ASHSC Co-Chairperson, if necessary. The committee shall: Participate in programs concerned with air safety, health and security. Act in an advisory role to the MEC on safety and health matters. Study safety and health problems and prepare recommendations to be presented to the MEC for consideration. Review material, handle correspondence and keep members informed of safety and health developments through the Communications Committee and/or reports at Local Council meetings. Attend company debriefings after an accident or incident or when pertinent issues are discussed.
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