Endorsed Safety Programs
IAM Members at United can report safety concerns, near misses and more with the Ground Safety Action Program. All reports are shared with reps from the union and the company, as well as the FAA. (Login Required)
A United GSAP App is currently in development and is expected to be ready sometime in Q4 2021.
IAM Members at American can report concerns directly to union safety reps from their cellphones through the UnionSafe 141 Program.
The HA Safety / Security Reporting Program is an award-winning safety program that allows all HA employees to identify and report safety, security, and operational concerns.
Federal Safety and Regulatory Agencies
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Please report all safety incidents and concerns to airline management and union representatives as soon as possible. If you are not satisfied with the results, please follow up by filing a report with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
. Tasked with providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. Ground Safety Action Program reports at United are automatically reviewed by the FAA. In addition. FAA.Gov offers access to laser reporting, hotlines, and additional resources.
National Safety Council (NSC)
The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Working to prevent the transmission of diseases in the United States through travel notices, advisories, research and education.
Safety Chairman/ AGC
ORDCG, M.I-UA, FTI-UA, DAY-UGE
Director of Safety - American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
Union Safety System (Administrator)
Cell: (484) 630-5114
District Safety Coordinator Stores Safety Coordinator
District 141 Safety Coordinator
Mike "Bosco" Buonpastore
IAM District 141 Tower Safety Coordinator | American Airlines
Office: (215) 260-2644
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