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(signed November 1, 2005; concluded November 1, 2007)
Through the OSHA and ICA Alliance, the organizations will work together to
provide members of the professional car wash/car care industry, including small businesses and
non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to
training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. The organizations will
focus on reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards associated with slips, trip and
falls, hazard communication and vehicle operation safety. The Alliance's goals include:
Outreach and communication:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention
of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the ICA's Web sites)
to employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
ICA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize the results through outreach by ICA and
through OSHA- or ICA–developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or
any other applicable forum).
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on car care
industry issues such as, slips, trips and falls, hazard communication and vehicle operation safety
to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
- May 6-12, 2007: 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The
International Carwash Association (ICA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants
supported 2007 NAOSH Week; "All Modes of Transportation." Sponsored annually by the American
Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of
Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the
- September 13 -15, 2006: Car Care World e-XPO, Online Virtual Trade Show.
- September 13, 2006, Patrick Showalter, then-Team Leader, Office of Small Business Assistance,
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation, "Introduction to
OSHA for Small Business," to 15 attendees.
Products and Resources
Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
Safety Tips Sheet: Slips, Trips and Fall Injuries [PDF* - 15 KB]. This tips sheet is a product of the OSHA and
ICA Alliance and was developed for employers and employees in the carwash industry. It describes
the possible causes of slips, trips and fall injuries and how the injuries could be prevented.
Safety and Health Topics Pages
Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at 202-693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.
*These files are provided for downloading.