National Association of Institutional Linen Management (NAILM)
(signed February 9, 2005; concluded March 9, 2006)
The OSHA and NAILM Alliance addresses providing NAILM members and others in the institutional linen industry, in particular small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance focuses on reducing and preventing exposure to ergonomic and fire hazards and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and motor vehicle safety. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and education
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing training and education programs regarding ergonomic and fire hazards, HAZMAT and motor vehicle safety, and to provide expertise in communicating the information to employers and employees in the institutional linen industry.
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 NAILM's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NAILM's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NAILM and through OSHA- or NAILM-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on institutional linen industry issues such as ergonomic and fire hazards and motor vehicle safety to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.