(signed March 20, 2008; concluded March 20, 2010)
Through the OSHA and KCMA Alliance, the organizations will work together to
provide KCMA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that
will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing
exposure to amputation hazards in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and education:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for kitchen
cabinet manufacturers regarding prevention of amputation injuries 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
KCMA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by KCMA and
through OSHA- or KCMA -developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures
(or any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage KCMA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as
compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and On-site Consultation and its Safety
and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace
safety and health issues including the prevention of amputation injuries in the kitchen cabinet
manufacturing process to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on
safety and health issues.
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
- May 3-9, 2009:
2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Kitchen
Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) and more than 55 other Alliance
Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant,
and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering CSSE, the Week focuses on the
importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for
2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
Products and Resources
Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
- Through the OSHA and KCMA Alliance, KCMA developed the following table saw
safety training program especially for cabinet manufacturers. The program is
for training employees on the safe operation of a table saw. It consists of
five components: (1) a powerpoint presentation to train employees; (2) a
safety tip sheet; (3) a test for employees to take to demonstrate their
undestanding of the powerpoint presentation; (4) an answer sheet for test; and
(5) an evaluation of the trainer demonstration of the saw. (2010, March)
- Table Saw Safety Training Powerpoint [PPT*
- 864 KB]
- Table Saw Safety Tip Sheet [PDF*
- 100 KB]
- Table Saw Safety Test [PDF*
- 93 KB]
- Answer Sheet [PDF*
- 94 KB]
- Training Evaluation Check List [PDF*
- 37 KB]
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page
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