- Safety and Health Topics
- Airline Industry
Together, with members of the airline industry and the National Safety Council (NSC), OSHA works to provide employers and airline industry workers with information and assistance to help create a healthy and safe working environment.
Exposures to hazards present in the airline industry are addressed in OSHA standards for General Industry.
Hazards and Solutions
Provides resources for recognizing and controlling hazards in the airline industry.
Provides information that helps characterize and further explain safety and health programs.
Provides links and references to additional resources related to the airline industry.
Workers have the right to:
- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA’s rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
For additional information, see OSHA's Workers page.
How to Contact OSHA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5627.
In Focus: Ebola
- Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between OSHA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation, (August 26, 2014).
- FAA Issues Policy to Improve Workplace Safety for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Press Release, (August 22, 2013).
- A Guide to Packing for Business and Personal Travel (PDF). OSHA-Airline Industry and the National Safety Council (NSC), International Air Transport Section Alliance.
- Baggage Handling. OSHA eTool. Developed as part of the OSHA-Airline Industry and the National Safety Council (NSC), International Air Transport Section Alliance. Describes many of the common hazards associated with the baggage handling process and provides possible solutions that are ranked according to their feasibility to the operations.