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Through the Alliance, OSHA and FIA will work together to provide FIA members and others in the forging industry, including small businesses and individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) 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 that may be experienced by employees in the forging industry. The Alliance's goals include:

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 (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance - tools and OSHA's and FIA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or FIA's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as FIA's Fall and Annual Meeting of Members.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects regarding ergonomics and machine guarding that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on forging industry issues to help create 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

  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Forging Industry Association and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • October 20-26, 2008: 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. The Forging Industry Association (FIA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Forging Industry Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Help Prevent Eye Injuries Tips Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "Help Prevent Eye Injuries Tips Sheet." The Tips Sheet identifies activities and tasks in the forging industry that may cause an eye injury and provides information on how to help prevent eye injuries. (2008, March).
  • Help Prevent Hand Lacerations Tips Sheet (PDF*). 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. (2008, March).
  • OSHA Cooperative Programs. Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "OSHA Cooperative Programs." The document discusses the Agency's On-site Consultation, Strategic Partnerships and Voluntary Protection Programs. (2007, November).
  • Reduce the Risk of Back Injuries Tips Sheet (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Forging Industry Association (FIA) Alliance, FIA developed "Reduce the Risk of Back Injuries Tips Sheet." The Tips Sheet provides information on reducing the risk of back injuries in the forging industry. (2008, March).
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