IAM Presses for OSHA Protections for Flight Attendants

The Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a new policy that establishes the extension of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for Flight Attendants.

“For too long Flight Attendants have worked without the protections provided for under OSHA regulations,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “The IAM has long fought for Flight Attendants to be covered under OSHA requirements and we are pleased that the FAA has proposed to right this wrong.”

The IAM will submit comments to the FAA in support for extending of OSHA protections to Flight Attendants within the next 30 days.

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 mandated the FAA to develop a policy statement to set forth the circumstances in which OSHA requirements may be applied to aircraft cabin crew.

The IAM is the largest airline union representing over 100,000 airline workers in North America.