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]

MEC   MEC-Chair      
C54-DCA   LEC54-Chair      
C54-DCA Kelly Cameron Representative 301.922.2369   DCA
C54-DCA Kari Kniegge Representative 760.475.2533   DCA
C57-DAY/PHL   LEC57-Char      
C75-CLT/DFW Robin Coombs LEC75-Chair 937-608-8591 [email protected] CLT
C75-CLT/DFW Cecilia Ndaba-Pearson Representative 803-315-8835   CLT
C75-CLT/DFW Brian Tillman Representative 803-237-0772   CLT

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 22 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: