Many airline workers may be unaware of the potential hazards in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to injury. The following references aid in recognizing and controlling hazards which may be present in the airline industry.
Passengers with Special Needs - Access to the plane and assistance during the flight is a responsibility of the airline and airport.
Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility - Code of Practice. United Kingdom Department for Transport (DfT), (July 2008). Provides information about seat allocation, emergency procedure information, catering, assistance dogs, disembarkation, transfer arrangements, and baggage retrieval for the disabled passenger.
Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration. Describes new security regulations and allowance for prescriptions needed by persons with disabilities and medical conditions.
54-Year-Old Certified Electrician Dies in North Carolina. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatal Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program Report 86-47. Reports an incident involving a 54-year-old partner of an electrical contracting company (a certified electrician) who was electrocuted while he repaired airport runway lights. The lights were energized before the task was completed.
Controlling Carbon Monoxide Hazard in Aircraft Refueling Operations. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 84-106, (February 1984). NIOSH investigators conducted an evaluation of the occupational health hazards of workers who fuel jet aircrafts. Discusses how dangerous concentrations of CO were found in truck cabs where workers spend a considerable amount of time sitting in idling vehicles.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contains the latest SARS information, including CDC guidelines and recommendations for clinicians, health departments, laboratories, travelers, air travel workers, and others. Also provides links to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international resources.
Frequently Asked Questions about SARS. Answers questions about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), its origin and spread. Also addresses questions about CDC recommendations for individuals, travelers, households, and health-care settings.
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