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(signed May 1, 2007; concluded May 1, 2009)
Through the Alliance, OSHA and NASF will work together to provide NASF members
and others in the metal surface finishing industry with information, guidance, and access to
training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance will focus on
reducing and preventing exposure to chemical hazards, including hexavalent chromium. The Alliance's
Training and education:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs regarding
chemical hazards and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and
employees in the 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 NASF's
Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NASF's conferences local meetings, or other appropriate
industry meetings such as the industry's annual technical conference and trade show, SUR/FIN.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
NASF best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NASF and
through OSHA- or NASF- developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures, and
other appropriate industry meetings.
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 to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input
on safety and health issues.
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases
Activities and Events
Products and Resources
- June 16-18, 2009: NASF SUR/FIN 2009, Louisville, Kentucky.
- June 16, 2009: Bob Elkins, Safety Standards Specialist, Kentucky OSHA, and
Kristi Redmon, Health Standards Specialist, Kentucky OSHA, will present
"Outlook on OSHA Priorities for 2009" during the conference.
- June 16-18, 2009: Representatives from Kentucky OSHA will staff an Alliance
Program exhibit booth during the conference.
- May 3-9, 2009:
2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. The National
Association for Surface Finishing and more than 55 other Alliance Program
participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American
Society of Safety Engineers, 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. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was
"Safety Means Always Coming Home."
- April 28-30, 2009: NASF Washington Forum, Washington, DC.
- April 29, 2009: Elizabeth (Bea) Way, Director, Office of Outreach Services
and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA,
presented "OSHA Update: Cooperative Programs" during the forum.
- May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.
The National Association for Surface Finishing and a number of other Alliance Program participants
supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by the American Society
of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the
importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
- April 22-24, 2008: NASF Washington Forum at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC.
- April 22, 2008: Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances,
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented "OSHA Update: Alliance
Program and Surface Finishing Industry Issues" during the meeting.
- March 18, 2008: Michigan Association of Metal Finishers Monthly Meeting, West Bloomfield,
Michigan. Adrian Rocskay, Safety and Health Manager, General Industry Safety and Health Division,
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, presented "Inspection Procedure Guidelines for
Occupational Exposures of Hexavalent Chromium" during the meeting.
- May 1-3, 2007: NASF Washington Forum, Washington, DC.
- May 1, 2007: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, gave the presentation
"The Power of Prevention, Making the Business Case for Workplace Safety & Health." Following his
speech, Mr. Foulke signed the OSHA and NASF Alliance agreement.
Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
- Surface Finishing Safe Work Practices Manual [PDF*- 3 MB]. Through the OSHA and National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Alliance, NASF
developed "Surface Finishing Safe Work Practices Manual." The Manual provides practical information on industry recommended work practices
to improve safety and health in metal surface finishing facilities. The purpose of these work practices is to identify potential hazards
associated with metal finishing operations and the precautions that should be adopted for the safety and health of all personnel involved
in these processes. (2009, October).
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