Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to Forging Industry Association


On December 7, 2005, OSHA and FIA formed an Alliance to provide FIA members and others in the forging industry, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. In particular, the Alliance will address issues associated with ergonomics and machine guarding, including the prevention of amputations that may be experienced by employees in the forging industry. OSHA and FIA renewed the Alliance on March 18, 2008.

Because the OSHA and FIA achieved the goals of the Alliance, the organizations agreed to conclude the Alliance as of December 7, 2009. A number of successes resulted from the agreement including:

  • FIA member, George Layne, served on the editorial boards of the OSHA Machine Guarding, Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, Noise and Hearing Conservation, and Eye and Face Protection Safety and Health Topics pages.

  • Through the OSHA and FFIA Alliance, FIA developed "OSHA Cooperative Programs." The document discusses the Agencys On-site Consultation, Strategic Partnerships and Voluntary Protection Programs.

  • Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "Help Prevent Hand Lacerations Tips Sheet." The Tips Sheet addresses reducing the risk of hand lacerations in the forging industry.

  • Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "OSHA Cooperative Programs." The document discusses the Agencys On-site Consultation, Strategic Partnerships and Voluntary Protection Programs.

  • FIA and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 and the 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health Weeks and the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week.

  • George Layne, served on the editorial boards of the OSHA Machine Guarding, Making the Business Case for Safety and Health, Noise and Hearing Conservation, and Eye and Face Protection Safety and Health Topics pages.

Report prepared by: Sandra Khan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, January 4, 2010.