Through the OSHA and NALP Alliance, both organizations are committed to providing NALP members and others, including youth, low-literacy level, and non-English speaking workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them 1) protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to manual material handling and slip, trip and fall hazards; and addressing motor vehicle safety issues, and 2) understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The Alliance's goals include:
Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives
- To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
- To encourage Landscape Contractors' participation in workplace safety and health education by providing specific OSHA approved safety documentation to employees and employers.
Outreach and communication
- To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the NALP's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
- To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NALP's conferences, local meetings, or other events to achieve safety hazard awareness.
- To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NALP's good practices or effective approaches on safety through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by NALP.