Through the Alliance, the organizations will use available injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the Alliance and measure the impact on improving workplace safety and health.
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 the recognition and prevention of occupational hearing loss, and communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA and the CAOHC websites) to employers and workers.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and CAOHC conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions or stakeholder meetings on safety and health programs to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace to prevent occupational hearing loss among workers exposed to occupational noise hazards.
- Share information regarding best practices or effective approaches for occupational hearing conservation to OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
- Collaborate with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on occupational hearing loss.