Posts Tagged ‘IOD’

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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3.26.20 – COVID-19 Safety & Security, Health, and IOD Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Update from Health, IOD, and Safety and Security Shelter-In-Place Orders Thirteen states have mandated “stay at home,” “shelter-in-place,” and/or “lockdown” directives. If you find yourself in one of these locations while working, please remember the following: These orders have been put in place to mitigate the risk of community spread. APFA…

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2.03.20 – New Security Directive Concerning the Coronavirus

Monday, February 3, 2020 New Security Directive  On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the 2019-Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency. The directive went into effect February 2, 2020. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a new security directive. Here’s a brief overview of the new directive: Non-U.S. citizens who have traveled to…

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6.19.19 – California Predesignation of Personal Physician Forms

Wednesday, June 19, 2019   California Predesignation of Personal Physician Forms In regard to yesterday’s hotline, we have received an influx in calls and emails from our membership asking where to find the form. APFA has provided direct links to assist in the completion of the forms. Information can be found at the following link…

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6.12.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, June 12, 2019   Join us at the Attendance Arbitration at the DFW Hyatt! Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration – June 12-14  Today, Wednesday, June 12th, we’ll begin the Attendance & Performance Policy Grievance Arbitration, which involves the Company’s egregious changes to our Attendance & Performance Policy. I have received numerous inquiries regarding attending this arbitration. I…

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4.24.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, April 24, 2019   Mobilize to Maximize  Calling ALL Activists! Our Union Needs YOU! Sign up to be a Union Activist. Help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining. You’ll be one of the firsts to get accurate and factual information to share on the line. Click here to…

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1.3.19 – BCBS TX – Sutter Health and IOD Clarification

Thursday, January 3, 2019   BCBS TX and Sutter Health  On December 26, 2018, APFA Health was noticed that BCBS TX was in contract negotiations with Sutter Health System, a large hospital system in northern California. Their agreement was set to expire 1/1/19. While we had expected Sutter Health and BCBS TX to conclude their negotiations…

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4.06.18 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Supports Organizing Efforts of JetBlue FAs/EC Confirms Dept Chairs & RRs/Turbulence/NH Class 18-07/Uniform Reaction Report Count

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APFA Proudly Supports JetBlue FAs’ Efforts to Unionize EC Confirms National Chairs and Regional Reps Turbulence – Protect Yourself! Welcome New Hire Class 18-07! Uniform Reaction Update APFA Proudly Supports JetBlue FAs’ Efforts to Unionize. JetBlue Flight Attendants will decide later this month whether to join the Transport Workers Union after a dedicated organizing drive that…

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1.29.18 – (LAA) – Changes to Workers’ Compensation Managed Care

    Changes to Workers’ Compensation Managed Care – LAA   Effective February 1, 2018, the following changes will take place in regard to Compensation Managed Care for Flight Attendants based in California, Illinois, and Texas:   California: Sedgwick/Harbor MPN will be replacing HarborOne/Genex. Flight Attendants who have a workers’ compensation claim may be required…

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12.21.17 – (LAA/LUS) – New IOD Reporting Process

New IOD Reporting Process – LAA/LUS APFA has been informed that American Airlines has partnered with Sedgwick to change the process to report an Injury on Duty (IOD). Beginning January 1, 2018, LUS and LAA Flight Attendants will be able to immediately report an IOD 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling:…

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11.29.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Sedgwick IOD/Injury Concierge Program

  Effective Friday, December 1, 2017, American Airlines Workers’ Compensation administrator, Sedgwick, will be rolling out an IOD/injury concierge program. California will be the launch state. It will be an added service that is intended to reach out to injured employees within the first few hours of their injury being reported. Their goal is to accomplish this…

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