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By renewing the Alliance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and AAFA will continue to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of injury and illness prevention by sharing best practices and technical safety and health knowledge, especially in the area of ergonomics. The Alliance's goals include:

Training and education:
  • Develop and deliver training and education programs on ergonomics issues.
  • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in AAFA ergonomics programs or best practices, as determined by OSHA and AAFA.
Outreach and communication:
  • Develop and disseminate information and guidance through print and electronic media, particularly the AAFA and OSHA Web sites.
  • Disseminate information and guidance in applicable foreign languages.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events to promote the effectiveness of ergonomics programs.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Encouraging AAFA members to act as industry liaisons and resources for OSHA's cooperative programs and Compliance Assistance Specialists.
  • Share information on best practices of AAFA members, as determined by OSHA and AAFA, with others in the industry.
R to L: Kevin M. Burke, AAFA's President and CEO, and Steven F. Witt, OSHA's Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, renew national Alliance agreement on March 24, 2005.

R to L: Kevin M. Burke, AAFA's President and CEO, and Steven F. Witt, OSHA's then-Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, renew national Alliance agreement on March 24, 2005.

L- R in back: Steve Jesseph, Mary Howell, Rachel Subler, Stephen Lamar, AAFA Front: OSHA's Assistant Secretary John Henshaw and Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, AFFA sign national Alliance February 14, 2003

L- R in back: Steve Jesseph, Mary Howell, Rachel Subler, Stephen Lamar, AAFA Front: OSHA's Assistant Secretary John Henshaw and Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, AFFA sign national Alliance February 14, 2003

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Ergonomics for Supervisors: Volume I, An Introductory Manual for the Apparel and Footwear Industries. American Apparel and Footwear Association.
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