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International hazard datasheet on occupation: flight attendant.

Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, 2014 Mar; :1-4
What is a Hazard Datasheet on Occupation? This datasheet is one of the international Datasheets on Occupations. It is intended for those professionally concerned with health and safety at work: occupational physicians and nurses, safety engineers, hygienists, education and information specialists, inspectors, employers' representatives, workers' representatives, safety officers and other competent persons. This datasheet lists, in a standard format, different hazards to which flight attendant may be exposed in the course of their normal work. This datasheet is a source of information rather than advice. With the knowledge of what causes injuries and diseases, is easier to design and implement suitable measures towards prevention. Who is a flight attendant? Flight attendant or cabin crew (also know as steward/stewardess, air host/hostess, cabin attendant) are members of an aircrew employed by airlines primarily to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard commercial flights, on select business jet aircraft and some military aircraft. What is dangerous about this job? 1. Hazard of exposure to cosmic radiation and ozone. 2. Injuries, burns, cuts, hitting against objects while standing and moving around during flight. 3. Danger of being exposed to infectious diseases. 4. Job related stress can occur due to nature of working environment. 5. Risk of suffering from motion sickness and hypoxia. 6. Hazards of being exposed to chemicals within aricraft.
Flight personnel; Aircrews; Cosmic radiation; Ozone; Injuries; Burns; Infectious diseases; Stress; Motion sickness; Hypoxia; Chemical properties; Exposure levels; Author Keywords: Stewards; stewardesses; air hosts; hostesses; cabin attendants; cabin crew
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International hazard datasheet on occupation: flight attendant
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Page last reviewed: May 11, 2023
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division