Through the Alliance, OSHA and AFSP will work together to provide employers, workers, and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them promote workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

The goals of the Alliance include:

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication
  • Share information on OSHA’s National Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach), and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.
  • Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • Develop information on workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness, and communicate such information (e.g., via print and electronic media (AFSP Hope Hub, Daily Updates, Chapter eUpdate), other electronic assistance tools, social media, and the OSHA and AFSP websites) to employers and workers. Ensure products developed encourage and reflect the diversity of the workforce, are accessible in multiple languages and formats, and encourage workers’ sense of belonging.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings and other events, such as OSHA’s Alliance Program Forum and Construction Roundtable and AFSP’s Chapter Leadership Conference and regional events.
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on mental health and suicide prevention awareness to help forge innovative solutions for the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and safety and health professionals regarding AFSP’s good practices or effective approaches for promoting workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness through programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Collaborate with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness.
  • Encourage AFSP chapters to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to promote workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness.
Training and Education
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of AFSP’s Talk Saves Lives and other mental health and suicide prevention awareness programming to federal OSHA, State Plan, and On-Site Consultation Program personnel.