Through the Alliance, OSHA and ILMA will encourage employers, including small businesses, to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment. In addition, the OSHA and ILMA Alliance will address hazard communication and safety and health issues related to above ground storage tanks. 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 ILMA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ILMA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ILMA and through OSHA- or ILMA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on manufacturing industrial hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace health and safety
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions or stakeholder meetings on manufacturing industrial hazards and hazard communication to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.