Air Safety, Health,and Security

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA fights exclusively to improve conditions that affect the safety, health and security of flight attendants. The AFA-CWA Air Safety, Health and Security Department (ASHSD) provides full-time staff support in Washington, DC for the AFA-CWA Safety Committee chairs and members and is responsible for solving problems that cannot be solved at the carrier level.

Contacting the Committee

Hotline:  800-423-2232 Ext 6
Email:  [email protected]

MECRobin CoombsMEC-Chair937-608-8591robincoombs@afapsa.orgCLT
C54-DCAKari KnieggeRepresentative760-475-2533 DCA
C75-CLT/DFWBrian TillmanRepresentative704-315-8835 CLT
C75-CLT/DFWCecilia Ndaba-PearsonRepresentative803-237-0722 CLT
C75-CLT/DFWAnna LewisRepresentative719-640-3159 CLT
C75-CLT/DFWTroy IdomRepresentative218-760-2735 DFW
C75-CLT/DFWJordyn Steel ShabazzRepresentative513-497-5398 DFW

About our Committee

What does the Flight Attendant ASHS Committee do?

      • The Air Safety, Health, & Security Committee (ASHS) works with the company on matters related to cabin and Flight Attendant safety, health, and security.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities of Local Reps

      • Acts in an advisory role to the Officers on safety matters
      • Studies local air safety and health problems and prepares recommendations to be presented to the Officers for consideration
      • Reviews material, handles correspondence, and keeps the local members well informed of current safety developments. Provides information to the Communications Committee for inclusion in communications.
      • Prepares recommendations to be presented to the Officers and MEC Chair for review and consideration.

Why Would I Contact This Committee?

The ASHS is available to help you with:

      • Concerns or reports of safety, health, or security hazards on board the aircraft and in other work locations
      • Situations involving Death on board, Bio-Hazard, BBP, and Diversions
      • Any questions or concerns on Section 23 in the CBA
      • Questions about fatigue and our fatigue program

Air Quality 

    • What To Do If You Think You’ve Been Exposed To Contaminated Ventilation Air
    • Being prepared and knowing what to do if fumes are coming from the air supply vents (an oil or hydraulic fume event) can help you and your crew get the help you need as quickly as possible.  Here’s what to do if you encounter fumes (unusual odors) with or without smoke/haze: