Department of Homeland Security

Security Screening Cost Saving

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Secretary Napolitano suggests raising security fees.


In the following presentation to the DFW Occupational Safety and Health Specialist the premise of reducing the burden of the carry-on baggage handled by TSA Officers is highlighted.


According to the safety proposal as a weight/size reduction begins as compliance with already established FAA protocol the size/weight restriction on carry-on baggage and has been concurred with by the airlines.




Compliance with FAA regulations, and monitored by FAA and TSA inspectors, beginning at the check-in counter and further enforced at the TSA airport checkpoints to mandate compliance with allowable carry-on baggage size and weight would -


1. Reduce oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,

2. Reduce airline liability for oversize/overweight baggage stowed in overhead compartments falling and striking passengers,

3. Reduce a potential out of balance condition to the aircraft and flight crew,

4. Reduce repetitive stress injury to TSA personnel from handling oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,

5. Reduce damage to TSA x-ray screening equipment from being damaged by the introduction of oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,

6. Reduce difficulty of TSA Officers, manning the x-ray inspection positions, to see through the oversize/overweight carry-on baggage,

7. Reduce checkpoint processing time for the additional carry-on baggage checks as a result of the oversize condition, and,

8. Reduce the expressed cost to TSA by $260 million dollars.

I agree to have my idea, not my name or information, posted online. YES


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