Through the Alliance, the organizations will use injury and illness data, information on workers' compensation, non-injury incident data, information on potential exposures to health hazards and similar relevant information related to the automotive repair industry to identify areas of emphasis. The initial areas of focus under this agreement are lift safety, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, and contaminated refrigerant. The Alliance will also develop methods to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Alliance's efforts to improve safety in the automotive repair industry. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and CCAR recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance will be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals. The Alliance's goals include:
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
- Share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process through the CCAR website and blog.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on automotive industry safety issues, transportation safety issues, or general industry safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Develop effective training and education programs through online modules for workers in the automotive industry regarding lift safety, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, and contaminated refrigerant, and to communicate such information to employers and workers.
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CCAR's good practices or effective approaches through training programs developed by the participants.
- Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, as well as develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, OSHA's and CCAR's website and blog) to employers and workers in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or CCAR conferences and local meetings, or other industry events.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to the automotive industry, transportation, or general industry safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.