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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.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Warehouses: Monthly Workplace Safety and Health Self-Inspection (PDF). 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. (2007, October 26).
Publications and Newsletters
  • IWLA E-newsletter, (2006, April 24) 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.
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