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On Friday, July 30, 2021, the Agency notified NATCA of its intent to implement FAA Order AIR 3900.xx- AIR Chemical Safety and Hazard Communication (Order). This order is to establish a written program that outlines requirements, procedures, and guidelines to protect Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) employees from injury, illness, or death while performing work-related duties where chemicals are used, mixed, applied, and/or stored. This order is applicable to work at external industry workplaces, aircraft accident sites, and AIR offices where chemicals are present. Consequently, the new AIR OSH program outlines the requirements that must be met to achieve an effective Chemical Safety (CS) Program, and it includes the requirements for an effective Hazard Communication (HazCom) Program. The requirements detailed in this document are based upon applicable portions of OSHA regulations under 29 CFR parts 1904, 1910, and 1926; and FAA Order 3900.19, FAA Occupational Safety and Health Policy. A briefing was held on Monday, August 30, 2021.

NATCA will monitor the training provided to BUEs and the rollout to ensure that it goes smoothly and there are no adverse effects on BUEs.

POCs: Region X RVP Brad Davidson, Region X ARVP Bob Aitken, National Safety Representative Karena Marinas, and Senior Counsel for Labor Relations May Silverstein

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