Safety Assistants

Safety Assistants

SAFETY ASSISTANTS

By UNITED SPINAL ORGANIZATION

In what situations may an airline require a qualified individual with a
disability to fly with a safety assistant?
The DOT regulations specifically exclude the word attendant, as an air
carrier cannot require a person with a disability to travel with an
attendant. A safety assistant can be required for the sole function of
assisting the passenger in exiting the aircraft in case of an emergency or
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to establish communication with carrier personnel for purposes of the
required safety briefing. A safety assistant can be required only after
airline personnel have asked the passenger whether she can physically
assist in her own evacuation and the airline reasonably concludes that
the passenger cannot do so.

 

What happens if a person with a disability believes he or she can
travel independently, but the air carrier personnel determines that
this person must travel with a safety assistant?

DOT’s Aviation Enforcement Office interprets this provision as allowing
the carrier to require the passenger to pay for the transportation of a
safety assistant if the passenger cannot state how she is able to
physically assist or concedes that she is unable to do so. If the
passenger explains how she can physically assist in her evacuation and
maintains that she can do so, but the carrier disagrees, the carrier may
require the passenger to find a safety assistant but the carrier may not
charge for the transportation of the safety assistant. The carrier may
choose to provide a safety assistant to the passenger by asking another
passenger or an off-duty crew member to serve as the safety assistant.
If a passenger with a disability decides to travel with a personal care
attendant or a safety assistant without being required to do so by the
airline, the airline may charge for that person.

Air Travellers with Special Needs

Passengers with Special Needs

Accessible Air Travel

By UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION

A Guide for People with Disabilities
It is vitally important for travelers with disabilities and their
companions, travel agents, and others involved in air travel to know
what to expect from the time an airline reservation is booked to the
moment the flight touches down. To assist passengers with disabilities the federal government passed the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986
(ACAA) which affects all aspects of air travel. 

Air Carrier Access Act

The ACAA prevents airlines from discriminating directly or through a
contractual arrangement against people with disabilities. The ACAA
affects all domestic air carriers, foreign carriers that provide flights to
and from the United States, and all airport facilities within the United
States and its territories, possessions, and commonwealths. Under
various laws, new and renovated terminals in the United States must be
designed to be accessible to people with disabilities.

The Regulations implementing the ACAA are issued by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).

2017 OSHA’s Most Cited Standards

2017 most cited standards

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Workplace Violence

Debra Wilson

One out of every six violent crimes occurs in the workplace. And while workplace homicides grab the headlines… (homicide is the second leading cause of death on the job and the number one killer of women in the workplace)… other forms of workplace violence happen much more frequently. No organization, regardless of size or type of business, is immune to workplace violence.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • Underlying causes of workplace violence.
  • The warning signs.
  • Aggressive behavior.
  • Threats and verbal abuse.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Physical assault.
  • Armed assailants.
  • Fostering a positive workplace environment.
  • and more.