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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
  • ATA Welcomes Opportunity to Work More Closely with OSHA/Labor Department to Improve Safety of Ground-Service Employees. ATA News Release (2008, May 20).
  • OSHA and the Airline Ground Safety Panel renew Alliance to protect airline ground support workers from injuries. OSHA News Release (2012, October 11).

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

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
OSHA eTools
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