American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
(signed September 24, 2008; concluded October 23, 2012)
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.
- Agreement signed September 24, 2008.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2008-2009, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2009-2010, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2010-2011, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2011-2012, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Close-out Report as of October 23, 2012.
Alliance News Releases
- OSHA Forms a New Alliance with the American Fire Sprinkler Association. OSHA News Release, (2008, September 25).
Products and Resources
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).
- 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).
- 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. (2010, July).
- Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters. (2010, July).
- PPE Overview. (2011, February).
- Hard Hats. (2011, February).
- Hearing Conservation. (2012, March).
- Don't Give Fire A Chance. (2012, March).
- Introduction to Fire Extinguishers. (2012, March).
- Choosing Safer Hand Tools. (2012, March).
- Safe Use of Hand Tools - Wrenches. (2012, March).
- Safety Data Sheets. (2012, October).
- Safety Signs. (2012, October).
- Safety Tags. (2012, October).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
- AFSA/OSHA Alliance page.
- Alliance Program Construction Roundtable. Through the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable, a number of products and resources have been developed for the construction industry.
- Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems (PDF*). OSHA Guidance Document, (2006, January).
- Preventing Falls in Construction. Provides links to OSHA tools and resources to help prevent construction-related falls.
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