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The signatories to this Alliance include airlines, a trade group, and unions (collectively called the Airline Ground Safety Panel or AGSP). Through the Alliance, OSHA and the AGSP will provide AGSP members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Specifically, the organizations will continue to address injury causes (i.e. slips/trips/falls, struck by objects, and caught-in-between) and other related issues while operating aviation ground support equipment. In addition, the Alliance will address hazard communication and issues related to increasing awareness of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The Alliance's goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on topics that impact Ground Personnel to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Outreach and communication
  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and Airlines for America's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Airline Ground Safety Panel's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • To develop and disseminate case studies on topics that impact Ground Personnel and publicize their results.
Airline Ground Safety Panel Alliance

OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels and Alliance representatives at the signing of the renewal of the Airline Ground Safety Panel Alliance on October 10, 2012.

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Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events

  • May 4-10, 2014: North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2014 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

Products and Resources

  • High Lift Trucks Fact Sheet: Preventing Struck By Injuries (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP), the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that identifies potential hazards and provides possible solutions to prevent potential struck by injuries associated with the use of high lift trucks. (2013, July)
  • High Lift Trucks Fact Sheet: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that identifies potential hazards and provides possible solutions to prevent potential injuries due to slips, trips and falls while employees use high lift trucks. (2013, March)
  • High Lift Truck Guide (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed this Reference Guide to provide an overview of the fundamentals of high lift trucks. (2013, March)
  • Baggage Tug and Carts Fact Sheet: Preventing Pinch Point, Amputations and Caught In-Between Injuries (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that identifies potential hazards and provides possible solutions to prevent injuries and aircraft/equipment damage while operating baggage tugs and carts. (2012, January)
  • Distracted Driving by Airline Employees on the Ramp and Airport Roadways Toolbox Talk (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Toolbox Talk that identifies the three main types of distraction and provides suggestions for limiting them. (2012, January)
  • Baggage Tugs and Carts Fact Sheet: Slips, Trips and Falls (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that provides guidance to prevent potential injuries due to slips, trips and falls while employees mount and dismount baggage tugs and work with baggage carts. (2011, September)
  • Baggage Tug and Carts Fact Sheet: Preventing Vehicle Accidents and Collisions (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that provides possible solutions to prevent injuries and aircraft/equipment damage while operating baggage tugs and carts. (2011, September)
  • Baggage Tugs and Carts Fundamentals Reference Guide (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed this Reference Guide to provide an explanation of the different types of baggage tugs and carts and how they are used. (2011, September)
  • Belt Loader Fact Sheet: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that provides information to help prevent injuries due to potential slips, trips and falls from belt loaders while entering and exiting aircraft bins. (2011, May)
  • Belt Loader Fact Sheet: Preventing Injuries Caused by Falling Objects (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that provides possible solutions for the prevention of injuries and aircraft/equipment damage from falling objects. (2010, November)
  • Belt Loader Fact Sheet: Preventing Pinch Pint, Amputations and Caught In-Between Injuries (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet that provides possible solutions for the prevention of caught in-between and pinch points injuries from belt loaders. (2010, November)
  • General Driving for Beltloaders Fact Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet addressing best practices for driving beltloaders. (2009, March)
  • Belt Loader Fact Sheet: Preventing Vehicle Accidents and Collisions (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Fact Sheet providing possible solutions for the prevention of injuries and aircraft/equipment damage due to vehicle accidents and collisions. (2010, March)
  • General Driving for Beltloaders Toolbox Talk (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed a Toolbox Talk addressing best practices for the safe operation of beltloaders. (2009, March)
  • Beltloader Types & Fundamentals Reference Guide (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP) Alliance, the AGSP developed this Reference Guide to assist in identifying the types, parts, control arm parts for Beltloaders. (2010, March)
Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
Additional Resources

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