Through the OSHA and KCMA Alliance, the organizations will work together to provide KCMA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to amputation hazards in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and education
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for kitchen cabinet manufacturers regarding prevention of amputation injuries and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
Outreach and communication
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding KCMA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by KCMA and through OSHA- or KCMA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage KCMA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and On-site Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace safety and health issues including the prevention of amputation injuries in the kitchen cabinet manufacturing process to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.