The OSHA and NATA-ASC Alliance will help to provide NATA members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources to protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance focuses on reducing and preventing exposure to inclement/severe weather hazards (e.g. electrical storms, extreme cold, extreme heat/humidity, tornados and hurricanes) on the Airport Operating Area (AOA) ramp areas, cargo and mail ramp areas, and ramp areas associated with aircraft maintenance operations. The agreement's goals include:
Training and education
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs on inclement/severe weather issues targeted to AOA employees.
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 the NATA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on AOA employee safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage NATA-ASC members to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.