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(signed September 24, 2008; concluded October 23, 2012)


OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees on September 11, 2011.
OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees, including Jeff Livaudais, Director of Membership, AFSA, at the Department of Labor on September 20, 2011.

Through the Alliance, OSHA and AFSA will work together to provide AFSA's members and others in the fire sprinkler installation industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to material handling and fall hazards and addressing motor vehicle safety issues. The Alliance goals include:

Training and Education:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for fire sprinkler installers regarding material handling, fall and motor vehicle safety issues and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.

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 to employers and employees in the fire sprinkler installation industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or AFSA's conferences, local meetings, or other events, including the AFSA Convention and Exhibition.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on safety and health issues, including those related to fire sprinkler installation, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
  • Encourage AFSA local boards to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including fall protection and materials handling.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace hazards, including those associated with fire sprinkler installation, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)
  • May 17, 2012: Mid Atlantic Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association Monthly Meeting, Horsham, Pennsylvania.
    • Presenter: Scott Shimandle, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region III, Allentown, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: "What to do When OSHA Arrives at the Worksite."
  • May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week, Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."
  • September 14-18, 2011: AFSA Annual Convention and Expo 2011, San Antonio, Texas
    • September 14-18, 2011: Region VI OSHA staff at Alliance exhibit booth.
  • May 1-7, 2011: 2011 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The American Fire Sprinkler Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2011 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2011 was "Celebrating a Century of Safety."

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

Through the OSHA and American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Alliance, AFSA developed the following toolbox talks for employers and workers:

  • Introduction and Overview

  • Human Factors (Ergonomics) Series
    • Back Injuries in Construction. (2010, March)
    • Healthy Backs in the Mechanical Trades. (2010, March)
    • Lifts and Loads: Lifting by Two Persons. (2010, March)
    • Material Handling on Construction Sites. (2010, March)
    • Mini Breaks During the Day. (2010, March)
    • Minimizing Musculoskeletal Fatigue. (2010, March)

    Safe Driving Series
    • Backing Problems. (2010, February)
    • Courtesy and Safe Driving. (2010, February)
    • Drive Defensively. (2010, February)
    • The Right-of-Way. (2010, February)
    • Roads and Weather. (2010, February)
    • Seat Belts. (2010, February)
    • Seat Belts: The Three Collisions. (2010, February)

    Fall Protection Series
    • Aerial Lift-Pre-Operational Inspection. (2010, March)
    • Aerial Lift Mounting and Dismounting Procedures. (2010, March)
    • Aerial Platform Safety. (2010, March)
    • Fall Protection Requirements Apply! (2010, March)
    • Floor and Wall Openings. (2010, March)
    • Floor Openings - Cover or Protect. (2010, March)
    • Proper Step Ladder Set Up. (2010, March)

    Electrical Safety Series
    • Electrical Safety. (2010, July)
    • Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters. (2010, July)

    Personal Protective Equipment Series
    • PPE Overview. (2011, February)
    • Hard Hats. (2011, February)
    • Hearing Conservation. (2012, March)

    Fire Safety Series
    • Don't Give Fire A Chance. (2012, March)
    • Introduction to Fire Extinguishers. (2012, March)

    Hand Tool Series
    • Choosing Safer Hand Tools. (2012, March)
    • Safe Use of Hand Tools - Wrenches. (2012, March)

    Hazard Communication Series
    • Safety Data Sheets. (2012, October)
    • Safety Signs. (2012, October)
    • Safety Tags. (2012, October)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

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