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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Airline Ground Safety Panel (AGSP)

March 30, 2016

  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed
    2. May 20, 2008

    3. Dates Renewed
    4. October 10, 2012
      April 8, 2015

      Evaluation Period

      May 20, 2011 – May 19, 2015

    5. Overview
    6. The OSHA and AGSP Alliance focuses on providing AGSP's members and others in the construction industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will continue to address the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing falls as well as addressing issues related to small businesses, motor vehicles, and hazard communication.

      Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury and illness data in their industry to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. The Airline Ground Safety Panel Alliance signatories are:

      • Airlines For America
      • Alaska Airlines
      • American Airlines
      • Envoy Air Inc
      • Dal Global Services, Llc
      • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
      • G2 Secure Staff, Llc
      • Hawaiian Airlines
      • Horizon Air
      • International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace
      • Workersjetblue Airways
      • Menzies Aviation
      • Regional Airline Association
      • Skywest Airlines
      • Southwest Airlines
      • Transport Workers Union
      • United Airlines
      • Virgin Galactic

    7. Implementation Team Members
    8. OSHA

      Bill Willson

      Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)

      Rudy Fiers

      Office of General Industry Enforcement (OGIE), Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP)


      Kenneth Edwards

      Kerry Fischman

      Arnold Gomez, III

      Mike Hodes

      Phillip Le Claire

      Paul Mitsonis

      Marianne Psipsikas

      Nobuyo Sakata

      Mont Smith

      Anthony D’Aloiso

      Arnold Gomez, III

      Belinda Hall

      Traci Hansen

      John Hatten

      Mark Johnson

      Lindsey Kramer

      Paul Mitsonis

      Dinkar Mokadam

      Adam Novish

      Gregory Regan

      Robert Royal

      Bill Salo

      Christopher SanGiovanni

      Chuck Simchuk

      Toby Steele

      Chris Witkowski

      US Airways

      United Airlines

      Continental Airlines

      American Airlines

      Continental Airlines

      US Airways

      JetBlue Airways

      Airlines for America


      US Airways

      United Airlines

      Delta Air Lines

      Alaska Airlines


      Transport Workers Union of America

      Southwest Airlines

      US Airways

      Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO

      Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO

      Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO


      International Association of Machinists

      Menzies Aviation

      Alaska Airlines

      SkyWest Airlines

      Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO


  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • June 21, 2011
    • September 27, 2011
    • December 14, 2011
    • January 10, 2012
    • March 28, 2012
    • May 15, 2012
    • October 17, 2012
    • February 25, 2013
    • June 5, 2013
    • June 4, 2014

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

  3. Results
  4. The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the timeframe of this report.

    Products: Develop and disseminate Fact Sheets, Toolbox Talks, and Guidance on the appropriate use of seat belts in ground support equipment.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Products Developed in 2011 Transportation Not Available
    Products Developed in 2012 Transportation Not Available
    Products Developed in 2013   Not Available
    Products Developed in 2014   Not Available

    Outreach and Communication: Provide opportunities for staffing an Alliance exhibit booth at Regional Airline Association Annual Conferences.

    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached

    Annual Regional Airline Association Convention, May 22-24, 2012, Minneapolis, MN.

    • AGSP Implementation Team members staffed an Alliance exhibit booth at the 2012 event. AGSP distributed OSHA publications and their Alliance developed products to conference attendees.
      Not Available
    TOTAL     Not Available


  5. Upcoming Milestones
  6. In the upcoming year, OSHA and AGSP plan to undertake several additional projects through the Alliance to provide information, guidance and access to training resources on safety and health issues in the industry. For example, AGSP will update existing toolbox talks and fact sheets for compliance with Agency regulations. Through the Alliance, AGSP will review the Baggage Handling eTool for compliance to Agency and industry best practices on ergonomics. AGSP will also develop evaluation methods to determine the effectiveness of their training programs and Alliance-developed products and submit the results to OSHA.

    In addition, AGSP will provide OSHA with an Alliance exhibit at their 2016 Annual Conference and an opportunity for OSHA to speak at the A4A Safety Council Meeting.

    Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 30, 2016

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