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Through the Alliance, OSHA and ILMA will encourage employers, including small businesses, to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment. In addition, the OSHA and ILMA Alliance will address hazard communication and safety and health issues related to above ground storage tanks. 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 ILMA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ILMA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ILMA and through OSHA- or ILMA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on manufacturing industrial hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace health and safety
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions or stakeholder meetings on manufacturing industrial hazards and hazard communication to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Dermal Assessment Guide (PDF). Through the OSHA and Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Alliance, ILMA developed a guide that provides small businesses with information in order to understand the possible connection between instances of employee dermatitis and facility operations using the metal removal fluids. (2007, January).
  • Lubricant Fact Sheet. Through the OSHA and Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Alliance, ILMA developed a fact sheet that provides small businesses with the definition of a lubricant, addresses classification of materials based on type and use, provides the associated hazards and best practices of handling these substances in order to reduce associated hazards. (2010, June).
  • Metalworking Fluids in Small Business: A Health and Safety "QUICKSTART" Guide. Through the OSHA and Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Alliance, ILMA developed a guide that provides a step-by-step outline on how to work safely with metalworking fluids (MWFs) and to help small business workers effectively manage the health, safety and environmental impacts of MWFs. (2005, December).
  • Safe Tank Entry: When Entering Aboveground Storage Tanks. Through the OSHA and Safe Tank and Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Alliances, the participants developed a brochure providing information on how to prevent confined space entry-related injuries when working in aboveground storage tanks. (2008, July).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
Publications and Newsletters
  • ILMA Publishes Dermal Assessment Guide as Part of OSHA Alliance. OEM/Lube News, (2007, January 8). The metalworking fluid industry's weekly e-newsletter, OEM/Lube News includes an article, "ILMA Publishes Dermal Assessment Guide as Part of OSHA Alliance" describing the Dermal Assessment Guide (PDF), which is a product of the OSHA/ILMA Alliance.
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