Through the OSHA and AGSP Alliance, both organizations are committed to providing AGSP members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by: 1) reducing and preventing falls; 2) addressing issues related to small businesses, motor vehicles, and hazard communication; and 3) understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury and illness data in selected industries to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and AGSP recognizes that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and Education
AGSP participants intend to work together on the following training and education activities:
- Develop and disseminate Toolbox Talks on Extreme Temperatures (Heat and Cold).
- Review and revise, as necessary, the existing Best Practice Fact Sheets, with a particular focus on the appropriate use of seat belts in ground support equipment. The review and revisions will be based on existing OSHA policies and other relevant information.
- Develop and disseminate a Case Study on emerging workplace hazards based on incident and other relevant data.
- Review existing case studies, toolbox talks, and other guidance products previously developed through the Alliance and, as needed, incorporate ergonomic guidance.
NOTE: The AGSP Alliance will explore the use of electronic media where it is feasible. (e.g., webinars, videos, etc.)
Outreach and Communication
AGSP participants intend to work together on the following outreach and communication activities:
- Seek participation of additional industry stakeholders, including ground service providers and the union(s) representing their employees.
- Provide opportunities for staffing an Alliance exhibit booth at Regional Airline Association Annual Conferences.
- Support and promote the Annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
AGSP participants intend to work together on the following rulemaking and enforcement activities:
- Disseminate information about OSHA initiatives, including rulemaking, enforcement activities, and others through AGSP webpages, newsletters, magazines, social media outlets, and similar tools. Special emphasis will be given to OSHA's recently-announced new reporting requirements.