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OSHA established the Alliance Program Forum in May 2018 to bring Alliance Program participants and other stakeholders together to discuss and share information on workplace safety and health. Through the Forum, participants receive OSHA and NIOSH updates, network, and share safety and health compliance assistance tools and other resources for workers and employers.

The following representatives participated in the May 3, 2018 Alliance Program Forum Meeting:

  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Association for Advancing Automation
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • CareerSafe
  • Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair
  • Delta Airlines
  • Fertilizer Institute
  • Harrington Hoists, Inc.
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • Industrial Truck Association
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • The Joint Commission
  • Lamar Outdoor Advertising
  • Material Handling Industry of America
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • National Safety Council
  • Sealant Waterproofing and Restoration Institute
  • Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt, USDOL-OSHA, (Seated, middle), and members of the OSHA Alliance Program Forum on May 3, 2018.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt, USDOL-OSHA, (Seated, middle), and members of the OSHA Alliance Program Forum on May 3, 2018.

Meeting Notes:

During the meeting, Arlene Williams, Acting Deputy Director, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA, welcomed the group and thanked them for their support of OSHA's Safe + Sound Campaign and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The Directorate of Construction (DOC) provided an update on the 2018 National Safety Stand-Down Week, as well as provided information on construction workplace injuries and fatalities, and information on OSHA's top 10 violations in the construction industry. DOC also announced a new agency initiative focusing on reducing trenching and excavation hazards. The Directorate of Standards and Guidance provided an overview of the Safe + Sound Campaign and thanked the group for their support. The Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management provided an overview of the new OSHA recordkeeping rule. OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs provided an overview of the top 10 violations in both general industry and construction. In addition, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provided information on their National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), updated strategic plan, as well as provided examples of outreach resources and products, including free apps. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OSHA, thanked the group for their support of the Alliance Program and provided an overview of the agency's current direction, activities, and major initiatives, including information on the silica and beryllium rules. Lastly, the attendees provided Alliance Program participant-related updates focusing on their respective projects and activities, including their respective support for the agency's outreach initiatives, including Safe + Sound Week and the OSHA falls campaign.

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