Through the OSHA and PMA Alliance, the organizations will work together to provide PMA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety in the metalforming industry. The Alliance will work to reduce and prevent exposure to ergonomic hazards and address press safety issues such as machine guarding and lockout/tagout to prevent amputations and other injuries. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and education
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the metalforming industry regarding press safety issues such as machine guarding and lockout/tagout 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 issues such as ergonomic hazards and press safety issues and publicize results through outreach by PMA and through OSHA- or PMA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on metalforming industry issues, such as ergonomic hazards and press safety issues, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.