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Through the OSHA and GCCA Alliance, both organizations are committed to providing GCCA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The Alliance will work to address the reduction and prevention of exposure to hazards related to chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems and improving the Process Safety Management (PSM) programs for these systems. The Alliances' goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
  • To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on ammonia refrigeration system related issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Outreach and communication
  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, emphasizing ammonia refrigeration, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the GCCA's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or GCCA's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as American Safety Training Institute Ammonia Safety Days, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration conferences, and other GCCA conferences.
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ammonia refrigeration system good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, safety stand-downs, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
(L to R) Standing: Lowell Randel, Director of Government Affairs, GCCA; Corey Rosenbusch, Vice President, GCCA; Ryan Burr, Director of Safety, Americold; Mike McClendon, Chairman, World Food Logistics Organization; Mark Blanchard, Chairman, International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses; Bob Hunt, Vice Chairman, International Association for Cold Storage Construction; Sitting: Bill Hudson, President and CEO, GCCA; Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; and Bruce Badger, President, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, participate in a signing ceremony for the OSHA and GCCA Alliance on July 30, 2010

(L to R) Standing: Lowell Randel, Director of Government Affairs, GCCA; Corey Rosenbusch, Vice President, GCCA; Ryan Burr, Director of Safety, Americold; Mike McClendon, Chairman, World Food Logistics Organization; Mark Blanchard, Chairman, International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses; Bob Hunt, Vice Chairman, International Association for Cold Storage Construction; Sitting: Bill Hudson, President and CEO, GCCA; Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; and Bruce Badger, President, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, participate in a signing ceremony for the OSHA and GCCA Alliance on July 30, 2010

Alliance Program Participant Background

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports

Activities and Events

  • May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page
OSHA eTools
Success Stories
Additional Resources
  • GCCA/OSHA Alliance page

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