Flight Attendant/Cabin Crewmembers
Health and Safety
This policy shows the strength of agencies working together and will enhance the safety of cabin crewmembers and passengers alike. It is imperative that cabin crewmembers have the same level of safety assurances they provide the public.
— Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor
After many years of hard work, flight attendants are finally getting the training and protection they deserve.
— Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Safety is our number one priority – for both the traveling public and the dedicated men and women who work in the transportation industry. It’s important that cabin crewmembers on our nation’s airlines benefit from OSHA protections, including information about potential on-the-job hazards and other measures to keep them healthy and safe.
— Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation
- NEW 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 press release on its final policy for improving workplace safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers
- The FAA's final policy on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers (PDF*)
- Federal Register notice announcing the final policy (PDF*)
OSHA Enforcement Policy
Applicable OSHA Standards
- Hazard Communication
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Occupational Noise Exposure
- Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records
* Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs at (202) 693-2129 for assistance accessing PDF documents.