Representatives from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) yesterday reached out to the IAM Delta campaign and the Delta Flight Attendants who requested a Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) of the flight attendants’ uniforms that have caused adverse health reactions among countless Delta Flight Attendants.
NIOSH stated that the federal agency will begin its inquiry in the coming weeks.
Agency representatives stated also that Delta Flight Attendants who are going in for patch testing should bring their own uniforms that they have worn and not the swatches being supplied by Delta. Delta is sending their hand picked swatches to health care providers to be tested and not the actual pieces worn by the Delta Flight Attendants who are going for patch testing. NIOSH stated that Delta Flight Attendants should insist that their uniforms be tested and not the company supplied swatches. If denied, flight attendants should document that denial.
It was also conveyed to NIOSH that the uniforms that were wear tested were made in the United States and their origination is known. This is not the case for the uniforms that Delta Flight Attendants are now wearing. NIOSH representatives expressed concern regarding this fact.
We will keep you updated on all developments regarding the HHE.
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Please click here to submit a RASH REPORT, if you are suffering an adverse health reaction from wearing your uniform and to learn more about he issue.
Read the article in the Guardian.
We will keep you apprised of the next steps in this process.