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).
AFA Safety Committee Update Safety CommitteeMay 29, 2020 – MEC Air Safety Health and Security Committee Horizon Air AFA’s Safety Committee would like to share some very educational information about toxic fumes onboard the aircraft. Everyone knows that the cabin can smell. Most of the time, the smells are unpleasant but should not make you…
Hello Flight Attendants, AFA representatives and management completed hand washing testing/procedures last week on the Q400. The official testing information results are as follows: One full Mapco of hand washing water provides 12 washes at the CDC’s recommendation (20 seconds of hand washing to properly kill germs). With our Mapco’s capacity, this is enough for…
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Managing your Anxiety Around Coronavirus From your AFA EAP Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new risk, not a familiar one. Its status as a new health problem with which we are unfamiliar contributes to our heightened anxiety. Remember, anxiety is a protective measure. It’s signaling you to scan for risks and find methods to safeguard yourself. …
Feburary 12, 2020 by Bryan Grosvold ASHS MEC Chair Novel Corona Virus Update Wanted to share some information with Flight Attendants about the Novel Corona Virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Situation Summary for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus remains a good source of up-to-date information on the rapidly changing situation. AFA is calling…