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.
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.
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 (AFSA) 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."
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