From The APFA Safety & Security/IOD/Health Departments:
“EXPOSURE CAN BE OBVIOUS…OR NOT OBVIOUS AT ALL…”
If you detect any abnormal odor or see any smoke or a haze in the cabin, follow the procedures outlined in the in-flight manual and notify the flight deck immediately. Be sure to be very specific in the details provided to the flight deck. If any of the crew members or any passenger/s begin to experience any physical symptoms (headache, metallic taste, coughing, irritated eye/nose/throat, dizziness and/or nausea) notify the Captain and coordinate the appropriate medical response.
If immediately following the flight you begin to experience any physical symptoms (chest tightness, profound fatigue, muscle aches, sinus congestion and/or a persistent cough) contact the Flight Service Daily Operations desk at IOC (1-888-222-4737) to report the event and your illness/ injury in order to receive the necessary assistance in seeking immediate medical treatment at the nearest hospital for proper testing of a possible exposure. The testing should include a blood test to determine exposure.
Each Flight Attendant should file the applicable company report, AMR Event Report or a Safety Event Report (SER), for all odor/fume events and if necessary file the IOD/OJI claim with your Flight Service Manager. Flight Attendants may also consider reporting their specific safety concern regarding the odor/fume event to the Cabin ASAP program for review by AA, APFA and the FAA.
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