Back to Alliance Program Home

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.
Additional Resources

*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at (202) 693-2200 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs at (202) 693-2200.

**eBooks - EPUB is the most common format for e-Books. If you use a Sony Reader, a Nook, or an iPad you can download the EPUB file format. If you use a Kindle, you can download the MOBI file format.

Back to Top

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close