National Safety Council (NSC)
(signed September 9, 2003; renewed September 21, 2005; renewed October 15, 2007; renewed August 29, 2012; renewed September 16, 2014)
Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, both organizations are committed to providing NSC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address motor vehicle safety, construction safety, temporary and contract workers, and the importance of establishing an injury and illness prevention program. The Alliance will also support and promote NSC's "Journey to Safety Excellence" (JSE) campaign, a workplace advocacy initiative focusing on continuous improvement to help make more workplaces safe across the country. The campaign offers free resources to employers including benchmarking tools, guides on a variety of safety and health topics and a forum to connect with other safety professionals.
Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives
- Share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process through the NSC Web site and NSC publications, such as OSHA Up to Date and Membership News Alert, and targeted communications to selected NSC Divisions whose activities may revolve around specific hazards, industry segments, or other topics.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction safety issues, transportation safety issues, temporary and contract workers, or best practices in injury and illness prevention programs, such as the OSHA Construction Roundtable, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
- Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by developing a sample policy for employers focused on encouraging worker engagement in hazard identification and developing a best practices document for training and engaging workers on hazard identification and control.
Outreach and communication
- Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, as well as develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, OSHA's and NSC's Web sites, and NSC's Divisions) to employers and workers in construction and general industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NSC's conferences and local meetings, or other events, such as the annual NSC Congress & Exposition.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on construction or general industry safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Agreement signed September 9, 2003.
- Renewal Agreement signed September 21, 2005.
- Renewal Agreement signed October 15, 2007.
- Renewal Agreement signed August 29, 2012.
- Renewal Agreement signed September 16, 2014.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2003-2004, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2004-2005, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2005-2006, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2006-2007, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2007-2008, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2008-2009, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2009-2010, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2010-2011, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2011-2012, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
Alliance News Releases
- NSC and OSHA renew alliance to help save lives and prevent workplace injuries. NSC News Release, (2012, August 29).
- OSHA and the National Safety Council renew Alliance to address fall prevention, injury and illness prevention programs. OSHA News Release, (2012, August 29).
- OSHA Renews Alliance with the National Safety Council. OSHA News Release, (2007, October 15).
- OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. OSHA News Release, (2007, May 4).
- OSHA Playing Key Role in Disaster Response Efforts, OSHA Head Tells National Conference in Orlando: OSHA, National Safety Council Renew Alliance. OSHA News Release, (2005, September 21).
- Forklift Operations by Young Workers Subject of Safety Initiative -- OSHA, Wage and Hour Division, NIOSH Join Forces to Foster Youth Safety on the Job. OSHA News Release, (2004, February 11).
- Assistant Labor Secretary John Henshaw Focuses On OSHA's Strategy For The Future For National Safety Congress. OSHA News Release, (2003, September 9). [Photo]
(Photo caption: "OSHA's then-Assistant Secretary, John Henshaw, and NSC's President and CEO, Alan McMillan, sign national Alliance on September 9, 2003 during the National Safety Congress")
Products and Resources
- How to Conduct an Incident Investigation (PDF*). NSC Fact Sheet, (2014, December). Provides steps on how to conduct an investigation following an unintentional injury to a worker.
- The Business Case for Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) (PDF*). NSC Fact Sheet, (2014, September). Discusses the economic and other benefits of implementing comprehensive injury and illness prevention programs.
- Near Miss Reporting Systems (PDF*). NSC Case Study, (2013, May). Focuses on near misses in the workplace, including best practices on establishing a near miss reporting system.
- Lack of Fall Protection Measures Place Workers at Increased Risk (PDF*). NSC Case Study, (2013, January). Focuses on the need for fall protection measures in construction to protect worker safety.
- Fact Sheet No. 2: Preventing Injury Related to Powered Industrial Trucks with Effective Training (PDF*). NSC Fact Sheet, (2011, August). Addresses effective training of powered industrial truck operators, including tips on what employers can do to help protect workers.
- Fact Sheet No. 3: Protecting Workers on Foot in Road Construction Work Zones (PDF*). NSC Fact Sheet, (2011, August). Addresses how to protect workers on foot in highway construction work zones, including tips on what workers can do to protect themselves.
- Fact Sheet No. 1: Ensuring Pedestrian Safety Around Power Industrial Trucks (PDF*). NSC Fact Sheet, (2011, May). Addresses pedestrian safety around power industrial trucks, including tips on how pedestrians can protect themselves.
Related OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
- Confined Spaces
- Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
- Fire Safety
- Hazard Communication
- Hazardous Waste
- Laser Hazards
- Laser Hazards - Construction
- Machine Guarding
- Motor Vehicle Safety
- Occupational Noise Exposure
- Oil and Gas Extraction
- Poultry Processing
- Respiratory Protection
- Trucking Industry
- Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. Region VII, Des Moines, Iowa Area Office, (Signed May 4, 2009).
- South Louisiana Chapter, National Safety Council. Region VI, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area Office, (Signed January 7, 2009).
- Chesapeake Region Safety Council. Region III, Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, (Signed March 10, 2006).
- Safety and Health Council of Northern New England. Region I, Concord, New Hampshire and Augusta, Maine Area Offices, (Signed September 28, 2005).
- Wisconsin Safety Council. Region V, OSHA,(Signed on August 28, 2005; Concluded August 29, 2009).
- Colorado Safety Association. Region VIII, Englewood, Colorado and Denver, Colorado Area Offices, (Signed November 17, 2004; Concluded November 14, 2008).
- Oklahoma Safety Council. Region VI, Oklahoma State Department of Labor, (Signed May 12, 2004; Concluded May 11, 2006).
- New Jersey State Safety Council. Region II, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, Marlton, New Jersey, and Parsippany, New Jersey Area Offices, (Signed April 21, 2004).
- Minnesota Safety Council. Region V, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Workplace Safety Consultation, (Signed February 13, 2004).
- Safety Council of the Ozarks. Region VII, Kansas City, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri Area Offices, (Signed December 9, 2003).
- National Safety Council. Mine Safety and Health Administration Alliance Program, (Signed September 9, 2003).
- Alliance Program Construction Roundtable. OSHA. Provides construction-related compliance assistance tools and other resources for workers and employers.
- NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety. NIOSH Safety and Health Topic page.
- The Journey to Safety Excellence. National Safety Council (NSC). Assists employers to build a workplace that keeps people safe. The campaign comes with free, practical tools collected from 100 years of safety and health experience.
- Celebrate and Participate in National Safety Month. National Safety Council (NSC). Focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.
- NSC/OSHA Alliance page
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