AIR, SAFETY, HEALTH & SECURITY
MEC AIR, SAFETY, HEALTH & SECURITY COMMITTEE CHAIR
Mari-Rene Alu has been our very own dedicated aviation safety advocate. Mari-Rene joined the AFA Safety Committee in 2014 and was appointed to the position of MEC Air Safety, Health, & Security Chair in 2016. Since volunteering for the Spirit AFA-CWA Union she has been our airlines leader in air safety and air quality events. READ MORE ABOUT OUR VERY OWN INDUSTRY LEADER.
Term of Office: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020
IMPORTANT ASHS LINKS
Your AFA Safety Team would like to keep you up to date on what you need to do. Here is some important information on AQE each of us should be carrying in our flight bags.
If you are involved in an Aircraft Accident, please notify AFA-CWA. As soon as you are assured that the immediate needs of your passengers and fellow crew members are being met, contact any AFA-CWA representative immediately.
The FAA Hotline accepts reports concerning the safety of the National Airspace System, violation of a Federal Aviation Regulation (Title 14 CFR), aviation safety issues, and reports related to FAA employees or FAA facilities. The FAA Hotline provides a single venue for FAA employees, the aviation community and the public to file their reports.
Anytime an event causes bodily harm to Crew, Guests, and/or severe damage to aircraft, or there is a potential threat to the safety of the operation, a Safety Report must be submitted. These reports are confidential, unless required by law to be disclosed. [FAM 10.2.2- Safety Report.] For all other irregular events onboard, a FAIR must be submitted. [FAM 10.2.3- Flight Attendant Irregularity Report (FAIR).]
OSHA standards for bloodborne pathogens (BBP, 29 CFR 1910.1030) and personal protective equipment (PPE, 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I) require employers to protect workers from occupational exposure to infectious agents.
Employers and workers should be familiar with several key approaches to infection control, including universal precautions, standard precautions and transmission-based precautions.
AIR, SAFETY, HEALTH & SECURITY TEAMs
Our Spirit Airlines AFA-CWA Union advocates for our Flight Attendants to keep us safer, healthier and able to enjoy a higher quality of life.
The purpose of Union representation is to safeguard your interests as well as the interest of the entire bargaining unit to ensure the employer does not impose punishment unjustly. We encourage you to reach out to one of your Local Union representative first as this will ensure a faster response time.
AIR, SAFETY, HEALTH & SECURITY description
Frequently asked questions
- SPR Flight Attendant
- AFA member in good standing
- Computer skills
- Successful completion of Basic ASHSC training
- Willingness to attend any requisite ASHSC training(s)
- Adherence to ASHSC policies, procedures, and standards of ethical conduct
Air Safety, Health, & Security (ASHS)
This committee is composed of members with an interest in improving the health, safety, and security of the Flight Attendant membership as well as passengers of the airline.
- Willingness and ability to attend ASHS training sessions
- Willingness and ability to attend safety meetings as requested (including monthly port
- authority meetings and semi-annual base safety meetings)
- Adherence to committee policies, procedures, and standards of ethical conduct
- Maintenance of member-in-good-standing status
- Ability to remain in good standing with management
- Willingness to do ongoing committee work on a volunteer basis
Purpose and Scope
To work with management on matters pertaining to cabin and Flight Attendant safety, health, and security.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Solicit members for safety, health, and security related concerns. Address concerns through established protocols. Provide follow-up and communicate resolution.
- Handle air quality exposure response when the Air Quality Chairperson and MEC ASHSC Chairperson are unavailable. Forward information to Air Quality Chairperson for follow-up.
- Act in an advisory role to the LEC Officers on safety matters
- Study local air safety and health problems and prepare recommendations to be presented to the LEC Officers for consideration
- Review material, handle correspondence, and keep the local members well informed of current safety developments. Provide information to the Communications Committee for inclusion in Local Council communications.
- Attend management debriefings when safety related issues are discussed
- Act as liaison between the membership and the Local Executive Council (LEC) Officers.
- The Local Chairperson will act as liaison between the Local Committee and the MEC
- Committee Chairperson
- Coordinate with the Local Chairperson of the committee regarding all activities
- Collaborate with other AFA committees as needed
- Report to the LEC Officers on any discussion with management
- Recommendations for change should be presented to the LEC Officers in writing
- Any AFA committee appointed by the LEC and empowered to conduct discussions with management on behalf of the Flight Attendants must first meet with the LEC Officers prior to forming any agreement to gain the direction of the LEC
- The committee will not make any policy that conflicts with LEC, MEC, or AFA policy
Our Spirit Airlines AFA-CWA Union movement could not have grown without the help of volunteers.