A prominent concern for both workers and travelers is safety, yet every day drivers and driver helpers for airline catering company LSG Sky Chefs say they are working in dangerous heat conditions. A study conducted by UNITE HERE of of Sky Chefs’ 386 drivers and drivers’ helpers uncovered several serious issues, including:
- 95% of workers said their trucks didn’t have functioning Air Conditioning units.
- Unsafe heat indices in truck cabins, with the heat index sometimes reaching in excess of 125ºF
- Many workers have experienced heat sickness while driving, including dizziness, weakness, dehydration and passing out behind the wheel.