It was brought to our attention that last week some Fleet Service Clerks and/or Crew Chiefs were directed to chock jetbridges. We only received some details about the who, what where and when but we are confident this did happen.
Remember, SAFETY is everyone’s responsibility.
Here are some Winter Safety Tips from your ORD Safety Team:
• USE CAUTION in the employee parking lot and when entering and exiting the employee bus!
• Use handrails whenever possible!
• Be aware of slippery surfaces especially on work stands and ladders. Download: Safe winter driving tips1.docx
To help lessen your chances of suffering from any of the conditions brought about by heat stress, practice the following when possible:
Wear loose-fitting, light-colored, breathable clothing such as cotton.
Start out gradually and build up to your optimum work level.
Take frequent breaks when working in heavy heat or humidity. A cool, shaded area is best. Download: Heat Stress - Tips-1.pdf
Safety stops: The company is the process of changing the distances for safety steps that are required when working live aircraft. In usual AA fashion no two groups can agree on how to roll this out to employees. While the Line Cargo Manual has been changed, there has been little, if any, communication with front line employees.
Tractor safety advisory: The company has issued this safety bulletin for all the refurbished gas tractors from STL. It explains the refurbishment project and goes over operator responsibilities. If you're driving one of these tractors and the overheat light comes on, IMMEDIATELY SHUT THE TRACTOR OFF, GET OUT AND WALK TO THE BACK OF THE TRACTOR. Download: FSC Ramp advisory_Tractor 2_ 6-13-13.docx
On December 12, 2012 Secretary Treasurer Hagn attended the closing conference with OSHA regarding the tractor overheating issue that seriously injured a Title III FSC in ORD. The investigation revealed one of the contributing factors linked to the overheating issue was the manual adjustment to increase the speed of the tractor and increasing RPM’s.