Our United MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee monitors and participates in accident/incident investigations; participates in monthly safety meetings with the company; participates in congressional hearings dealing with Flight Attendant safety and health issues; participates in designing cabin interiors of new and reconfigured aircraft; coordinates with United's Initial and Continuing Qualification (CQ) training programs to ensure consistency with FAA and AFA-CWA objectives; and maintains an MEC Safety, Health & Security database.
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Effective immediately, in an effort to prevent the spreading of infection during the COVID-19 crisis, the company has implemented temporary basic-life saving (BLS) procedures.
Wearing a face mask or covering while on duty onboard the aircraft is not an option, but is now identified as part of our safety-related duty items required in accordance with United’s Policy and Procedure manual and is now included as part of general Flight Attendant responsibilities.
In March, United was granted a 15-month CQ exemption from the FAA for Flight Attendants with a February thru May CQ training month, however their second petition requesting an additional 90-day extension was denied.
In an attempt to reassure the public United recently initiated seating considerations onboard all scheduled United and United Express flights. A temporary seating policy was implemented on April 28, 2020 through May 31, 2020 (subject to change), as a social distancing preventative safety strategy.
United has implemented a requirement for all passengers and front-line personnel, including Flight Attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and ramp service, to wear a face covering/masks while in the airport or onboard the aircraft.
Effective, May 12, 2020 as an additional layer of protection, based on the advocacy of our MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee and in cooperation with the company, individually wrapped hand sanitizer wipes will be provided for Flight Attendants to distribute to passengers as they board the aircraft.
United requires all passengers and front-line personnel, including Flight Attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and ramp service personnel, to wear a face covering/mask while in the airport or onboard the aircraft.
As we continue the use of social distancing safety precautions aligned under the guidance of the CDC and the advocacy of your MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee, the company has implemented temporary changes to the passenger deplaning process.
As an added layer of personal health and safety protection the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued the following temporary liquid disinfectant allowance for non-uniformed crewmembers traveling with personal use quantities of liquid disinfected products.
As United continues to strive to implement sensible health and safety practices to protect Flight Attendants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has enacted mandatory temperature checks for all Inflight supervisors, leaders, and flight crew members:
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