In this Issue:
News From the CLT
From the safety
Just a couple of quick reminders as we get into the New
The company has designed a new emergency manual that
promises to be leaner and easier to navigate. The new
manual could be out in early spring.
The new recurrent training program kicks off in May and
has no workbook! No workbook means look for a new
computer center to do the new computer based training.
You will have two months to complete the new CBT that
will include the exam.
Keeping these two changes in mind, those of you who have
recurrent training in April will still have to complete
a written workbook. The answers to the 2011 workbook may
not line up for reference in the new Emergency Manual.
So, THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE RECURRENT TRAINING IN APRIL,
PICK UP YOUR WORKBOOK AS EARLY AS YOU CAN AND COMPLETE
IT USING THE CURRENT EMERGENCY MANUAL.
We know this may cause some headaches for some, but we
are excited to see both initiatives going forward.
Carry on bags continue to be a problem. Flight Attendant
and passenger injuries from falling objects continue to
be reported. Check that the overheads are closed and
latched properly and continue to communicate with the
gate agents when the bins are full. Please send us
copies of your SERs on this matter.
It may not seem like it in much of the country, but it
is winter. Winter means FLU season and we have been
tracking the seasonal increase in sick passenger
reports. Protect yourself, wash your hands frequently,
wear the plastic gloves provided by catering when
cleaning or collecting refuse and monitor the passengers
during the boarding process for anyone who may be too
sick to travel. As a reminder, if you have a medical
concern about a passenger during the boarding process,
you can call MEDLINK to evaluate the situation. Follow
the protocols outlined in the IEM for contacting MEDLINK.
Keep tagging the broken carts and plastic atlas drawers.
The only way to get these items fixed or replaced is to
call attention to them.
Cabin Air Quality continues to be a concern. Be sure to
carry a copy of the blue AFA checklist for exposure
laminated card. The card is approved to be worn on the
company lanyard behind your ID. If you are involved in
an air quality event, call the AFA numbers on the card
immediately and report the event. We continue to work
with the company for solutions to eliminate this health
threat from our working environment.
There are several pieces of emergency equipment on board
our aircraft that are intended for the safety of our
passengers but all that emergency equipment is useless
without you, the first responder to in-flight
Scott Hazelwood CLT LEC Safety Chair
Cathy Campbell, Council 89 President
Glenda Talley, Council 89 Vice President 336-462-1241
Beth Carpenter, Council 89 Secretary-Treasurer 704-968-4341
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