The OSHA and SMACNA Alliance focuses on providing the organization's members and others in the sheet metal and air conditioning construction contracting industries, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance will particularly focus on motor vehicle safety, fall protection and personal protective equipment with an emphasis on cuts and eye injuries, and reducing and preventing exposure to amputation and welding hazards. 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 SMACNA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and SMACNA's conferences and events, such as the annual SMACNA Convention and chapter meetings.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SMACNA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by SMACNA and through OSHA- or SMACNA-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 sheet metal and air conditioning and construction contracting industry issues such as motor vehicle safety, fall protection and personal protective equipment and, amputation and welding hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.