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(signed February 17, 2004; renewed March 2, 2006; addendum signed March 29, 2007; concluded February 17, 2008)
Through the Alliance, OSHA and IWLA will provide the association's members and
others, including owners and operators of public warehouses and other
third-party warehouses, with information, guidance, and access to training
resources. OSHA and IWLA will help to protect employees safety and health,
including hard-to-reach and youth workers, by addressing material handling,
forklift safety and Hazard Communication (HAZCOM). The Alliance goals include:
Training and education:
- Work with OSHA to develop and deliver training and education programs regarding warehouse
industry hazards such as material handling, forklift safety, HAZCOM and to provide expertise in
communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
Outreach and communication:
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
IWLA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by IWLA and
through OSHA- or IWLA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or
any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage IWLA's members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs
such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation and its Safety and
Health Achievement Recognition Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
- May 6-12, 2007: 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The
International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) and a number of other Alliance Program
participants supported 2007 NAOSH Week; "All Modes of Transportation." Sponsored annually by the
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), 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.
- March 4-8, 2007: IWLA 116th Annual Convention, Marriott Hilton Head Beach and Golf Resort,
Hilton Head, South Carolina.
- March 6, 2007: Melody Ward, Training Coordinator, South Carolina Department of Labor,
Licensing and Regulation, and Sharon Dumit, Outreach Coordinator, South Carolina Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation, presented an OSHA Short Course, "Introduction to OSHA for Small
- November 2-3, 2006: IWLA Safety and Risk Conference, Chicago, Illinois
- November 3, 2006: Paul Seidlitz, On-site Safety and Health Consultant, Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity gave a presentation on OSHA's recordkeeping requirements and
forklift training .
- March 19-22, 2006: IWLA 115th Annual Convention, Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- March 20, 2006: Paula White, then-Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's cooperative programs and an update on the OSHA and
- March 21 -22, 2006: Brett Besser, Ergonomist, Salt Lake Technical Center, USDOL-OSHA, staffed
an OSHA/IWLA Alliance exhibit booth.
- March 20-23, 2005: IWLA 114th Annual Convention, The Hilton in Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida.
- March 28-31, 2004: IWLA 113th Annual Convention, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa,
- Kim Lazor, Special Assistant, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's Cooperative Programs
and the IWLA Alliance to 40 attendees.
Products and Resources
Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
- Warehouses: Monthly Workplace Safety and Health Self-Inspection [PDF* - 86 KB]. Through the OSHA and International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)/Warehouse
Education Research Council Alliance, IWLA developed a checklist; Warehouses: Monthly Workplace
Safety and Health Self-Inspection. The document is intended to help focus attention on the
equipment, and commodities at a typical warehouse operation and the most common activities
associated with materials handling and storage.
Publications and Newsletters
IWLA E-newsletter, April 24, 2006 edition. The IWLA April 24, 2006 edition of its monthly
e-newsletter includes an article, "Safety and Your Hispanic Workforce" that promotes OSHA's online
Spanish-language compliance assistance tools and resources.
Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at 202-693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.
*These files are provided for downloading.