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OSHA, the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association
and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(as of June 7, 2006)
On June 7, 2004, OSHA, the National Wooden Pallet Container Association (NWPCA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) formed an Alliance focusing on providing NWPCA’s members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ safety and health. The Alliance addressed reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated with use of pallet assembly and disassembly equipment, powered industrial trucks, and occupational health issues, including ergonomics.
Because NWPCA’s goals changed since the Alliance’s signing, OSHA concluded the Alliance as of June 7, 2006. However, OSHA will continue to work with the wooden pallet and container industry through other avenues to develop and share occupational safety and health information.
The following successes resulted from the organizations’ working together to meet the Alliance’s goals: