Through the Alliance, OSHA and USMWF will promote effective communication between OSHA and family members and loved ones of workplace fatality victims, and collaborate to raise awareness of workplace safety and health issues, including the rights of workers and their representatives, and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act
The goals of the Alliance include:
Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication
- Share information on OSHA’s National Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach), and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.
- Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of employers, workers and their representatives, and family members and loved ones of workplace fatality victims.
- Develop resources to aid family members and loved ones of workplace fatality victims in understanding the OSHA fatality inspection process.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and safety and health professionals regarding good practices or effective approaches for communicating with family members of workplace fatality victims.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and USMWF’s conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on workplace safety and health issues.
- Foster collaborations between family members and loved ones of workplace fatality victims and OSHA’s National, Regional, and Area Offices to promote workplace safety and health, raise awareness of workers’ rights, and prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities (e.g., by collaborating on outreach related to Workers’ Memorial Day, youth and teen worker safety, and other topics, as appropriate).