IAM Ground Safety Training Conference
Attended by members: Lorry Maletsky, Karen Pruznick, Annie Ross
The IAM Ground Safety Training Conference was on August 10th-12th, 2015 at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center. The conference focus was on Nano Technology, Safety 101, Communicable Diseases, Heat/Cold Stress, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Distracted Driver, Prescription Drugs, Just Culture, Active Shooter in the Workplace, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT).
OSHA is a federal agency to assure safe and healthful working conditions for workers. If you think your job is unsafe or not healthy, you can file a complaint but it's recommended that you try to resolve the issue first with your employer. If you feel your employer did not correct the issue, then you can file a complaint.
To file a complaint or to ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742, call your nearest OSHA area office during normal business hours or visit www. Osha.gov/report_online. Also, you can request an OSHA inspection if you believe there is a serious hazard or your employer is not following OSHA standards. OSHA will keep your information confidential.
When facing an Active Shooter:
1) Evacuate: "Run",
2) Hide: - Stay out of view.
- Find a location that offers protection from bullets.
- Silence your cell phone.
- If in a room, lock and blockade the door.
3) Fight: - Last resort and only when your life is in immediate danger.
- Attempt to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter.
- Commit to your actions.
- Improvise weapons.
Make sure you are able to locate phone numbers for all emergency situations in the airport such as the fire department, police department, medical assistance, etc. Always be aware of your surroundings.