Surveys were conducted at a number of large metropolitan airports with the aim of uncovering the most prevalent dangers faced by ground workers. Responses to a general questionnaire revealed a lack of formal or uniform planning in staffing and response to medical emergencies and/or disasters. Management interviews and facility tours by an industrial hygienist pointed out in detail the most frequently encountered and severe hazards faced by airport support personnel in various types of ground activities. Recommendations based on survey results include drawing up an airport master plan for medical coverage, establishment of uniform occupational safety and health standards for all presently semi-autonomous ground facilities, and permanent hiring of a professional industrial hygienist to supervise all aspects of airport compliance with OSHA standards.

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    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Karol, E M
    • Gage, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00163516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM