August 22, 2013 - The U.S. Department of
Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA), working with the U.S. Department of
Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), today issued a final
policy for improving workplace safety for
aircraft cabin crewmembers.
While the FAA's aviation safety regulations take
precedence, OSHA will be able to enforce certain
occupational safety and health standards
currently not covered by FAA oversight.
“Safety is our number one priority for both the
traveling public and the dedicated men and women
who work in the transportation industry,” said
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
“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