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Posts Tagged ‘Injury on Duty’

7.23.21 – Preventing Turbulence-Related Injuries

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Friday, July 23, 2021 Preventing Turbulence-Related Injuries Turbulence is currently the second leading cause of injuries amongst Flight Attendants. While we cannot always anticipate turbulence, here are some ways we can proactively work with the flight deck to avoid preventable turbulence-related injuries. Prior to departure, the crew briefing with the Captain should include forecasted weather…

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7.23.21 – Keeping Good Records While on an IOD

Friday, July 23, 2021 Keeping Good Records While on an IOD It is extremely important to keep an accurate record of everything that happens when your injury occurs until your case is eventually closed. It is advisable to start a folder with all of the records listed below to have all of your documents in one…

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4.27.21 – Light Duty/Restricted Duty While on an IOD

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Light Duty/Restricted Duty While on an IOD While on an Injury on Duty (IOD) (JCBA Section 27), if your doctor removes you from work with restrictions or light duty, it simply means that you are unable to work, and you will need to call in sick. Sedgwick and the Company are…

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4.05.21 – Injured in Turbulence – What Next?

Monday, April 5, 2021 Injured in Turbulence – What Next? If you sustain an injury due to turbulence, notify the Captain immediately and request the turbulence and injury event be documented. If medical treatment is necessary, it is imperative to let the Captain know as soon as possible. If you become injured as a result…

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2.19.21 – Workers’ Compensation

Friday, February 19, 2021 Workers’ Compensation Sedgwick administers Injury on Duty (IOD) claims with applicable Workers’ Compensation laws for the state in which the injured worker is based. Rules vary by state. All claims are administered and subject to approval by the Company’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier Sedgwick. How am I paid while on an…

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9.12.20 – Injured in Turbulence – What Next?

Saturday, September 12, 2020 Injured in Turbulence – What Next? If you sustain an injury due to turbulence, notify the Captain immediately and request the turbulence and injury event be documented. If medical treatment is necessary, it is imperative to let the Captain know as soon as possible. If you become injured as a result…

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6.20.20 – Turbulence Injuries

Saturday, June 20, 2020 Turbulence Injuries One of the most significant challenges experienced during the summer season is inclement weather, which often leads to turbulence. Whenever encountering turbulence, always remain seated and secure yourself as quickly as possible. If you are in the aisle performing a service, brace the cart by wedging it between aisle…

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6.17.20 – Medical Treatment During a Fume Event

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Medical Treatment During a Fume Event If you begin to experience physical symptoms (chest tightness, profound fatigue, muscle aches, sinus congestion, or a persistent cough) following a fume event, contact the Flight Service Daily Operations desk at IOC (1-888-222-4737) to report the incident and your illness/ injury. Doing so will ensure…

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