OSHA and the Fertilizer Safety and Health Partners (FSHP)
Alliance Close-Out Report

On February 2, 2015, OSHA and the FSHP formed an Alliance to provide members and others, including non-English and limited English-speaking workers, with information, guidance, and training resources to help protect the safety and security of workers, emergency responders, and the communities surrounding agricultural retail and supply facilities.

Based on discussions regarding the future of the Alliance, OSHA and FSHP agreed to conclude the agreement as of October 22, 2018. A number of successes have resulted from the OSHA and FSHP Alliance. For example, members of FSHP:

  • Delivered a technical session focusing on process safety management and emergency response at the 2016 National Safety Council Annual Congress and Expo, reaching more than 25 people.
  • Developed an industry safety and health fact sheet in support of OSHA's Safe + Sound Campaign.
  • Routinely promoted OSHA's initiatives and outreach campaigns, such as National Safety Stand-Down Week to Prevent Falls in Construction, Safe + Sound Week, and Heat Illness Prevention.
  • Sponsored more than 20 industry-led "Ammonia Safety Days," reaching more than 350 people.
  • Provided opportunities for more than 50 federal agency staff, including OSHA and EPA, to tour the ResponsibleAg training facility that helps agribusinesses comply with environmental, health, safety, and security regulations to keep employees, customers, and our communities safe.
  • Attended the 2018 OSHA Alliance Program Forum and shared information on safety and health issues/best practices in the agricultural retail industry.
  • Disseminated information and resources to reach over 150,000 individuals in the agricultural retail industry over the course of the Alliance.

Report Prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 1, 2018. Back to Top

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