American: Safety Reporting System
Flight Safety Committee Mission
Air safety is the primary responsibility of every member and is a prime concern of the I.A.M. Therefore it shall be conceived that one of the primary functions of an aircraft mechanic is the discovery and reporting of air safety problems.
A mechanic will never permit external or internal pressures or personal desires to influence his judgment, nor will he/she knowingly do or permit any member to do anything that could jeopardize the safety of an aircraft.
It is further understood that in addition to aircraft mechanics, many other members of our union have a direct effect on flight safety, such as Dispatchers, Ramp Service Stores, and Utility personal. It is incumbent upon the Flight Safety Committee to educate and make all members aware of their contribution to, and for, air safety.
It is imperative that the members of the Committee remain focused on air safety without partisan considerations.
The Flight Safety Committee serves a three fold purpose:
- To participate in the investigation of catastrophic aircraft accidents
of all airlines represented by District 142.
- To protect members to the fullest in FAA and NTSB hearings.
- To monitor air safety in the public
DL 142 Ground Safety
A primary goal of District Lodge 142 is for a safe and healthful work environment for its members. District Lodge 142 supports each member’s right and responsibility to work in a safe and healthful environment utilizing the proper safety equipment and work practices.
The District Lodge 142 Ground Safety Committee, through its network of Ground Safety Coordinators and Local Ground Safety Committees, will provide leadership in the following areas:
- Develop partnerships with their respective employers to mutually achieve an accident-free workplace
- Provide training and awareness to the members on occupational health, safety and the environment
- Represent the membership before government, enforcement and policy setting organizations
- Serve as legislative advocates on safety, health and environmental issues
- Stay current on new technologies and information through safety and health organizations
- Interact with safety and health representatives at other air carriers and associated industry workplaces
- Strive for consistent industry-wide joint management human factors programs
DL 141 Ground Safety
The Ground and Flight Safety committee, led by Erik Sternberg, deals with working safely with equipment on the ramp, in stores, customer service and reservations, and with working safely with aircraft equipment.
- Provide a relevant, ongoing safety and health program through the communication and education to make all Members aware of their role in making the workplace a safe environment
- Participate in the investigation of incidents involving Members to reduce the overall incidents rate
- Provide Members with the information necessary to protect themselves and their fellow workers from injuries/illness
- Promote a safe and healthy workplace for Members at every opportunity