Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to OSHA Concluded Alliances

(signed October 24, 2002; renewed July 12, 2004; renewed September 27, 2006; concluded October 24, 2008)

This Alliance provides AMI members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, including non-English or limited English speaking workers. In particular, the Alliance focuses on ergonomics and lockout/tagout issues, including the prevention of amputations. The Alliance's goals include:

Training and education:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the meat packing and processing industry, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the 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 industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or AMI's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the AMI Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AMI's effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by AMI and through OSHA- or AMI-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)


  • April 2004 through September 2008: Developed through the OSHA and American Meat Institute (AMI) Alliance, the American Meat Institute Best Practices Seminar provides OSHA staff with technical information about meat processing and meat packing safety and health issues in the workplace. AMI safety managers have conducted five training seminars for OSHA staff. [More]
  • July 22, 2008: AMI Worker Safety Committee, Washington, DC.
    • Dan McCausland, AMI's Director of Worker Safety and Human Resources, gave an update on the OSHA/AMI Alliance to 22 members of AMI's Worker Safety Committee.
  • April 13-15, 2008: AMI Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Dan McCausland, AMI's Director of Worker Safety and Human Resources, gave an update on the OSHA/AMI Alliance to 120 members of AMI's Worker Safety Committee.
  • October 25, 2007: AMI's Fall Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave an OSHA update focusing on the Agency's compliance assistance and cooperative programs and the OSHA and AMI Alliance to AMI's Board of Directors at their Fall Meeting.
  • April 4, 2007: AMI's Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources, Denver, Colorado.
    • Paula O. White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented "Learn about OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and Other Cooperative Programs," which focused on OSHA's compliance assistance and cooperative programs and the OSHA and AMI Alliance. The session was presented twice at the conference.
  • April 2, 2007: AMI Worker Safety Committee, Washington, DC.
    • Dan McCausland, AMI's Director of Worker Safety and Human Resources, gave an update on the OSHA/AMI Alliance to 25 members of AMI's Worker Safety Committee.
  • February 1, 2007: AMI Worker Safety Committee, Washington, DC.
    • Dan McCausland, AMI's Director of Worker Safety and Human Resources, gave an update on the OSHA/AMI Alliance to 25 members of AMI's Worker Safety Committee.
  • July 19, 2006: AMI Worker Safety Committee, Washington, DC.
    • Dan McCausland, AMI's Director of Worker Safety and Human Resources, gave an update on the OSHA and AMI Alliance to 20 members of AMI's Worker Safety Committee.
  • July 17, 2007: AMI Worker Safety Committee, Washington, DC.
    • Dan McCausland, Director of Worker Safety and Human Resources, American Meat Institute, gave an update on the OSHA and AMI Alliance to 24 members of AMI's Worker Safety Committee.
  • April 9-11, 2006: AMI's Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources, Denver, Colorado.
    • Dan McCausland, AMI's Director of Worker Safety and Human Resources, gave an update on the OSHA and AMI Alliance to 30 members of AMI's Human Resources Committee and 30 members of AMI's Worker Safety Committee.

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