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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed


February 20, 2009

Overview

OSHA and Alabama Trucking Association Workers Compensation formed an Alliance to provide ATAWCF 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 hazards on the highway, at pick-up and delivery points, at maintenance shops, and administrative business locations.

II. Implementation Team Membership:

OSHA and Alabama Trucking Association Workers Compensation formed an Alliance to provide ATAWCF 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 hazards on the highway, at pick-up and delivery points, at maintenance shops, and administrative business locations.

  • July 28, 2009
  • December 1, 2009
  • March 30, 2010

Evaluation Period:

February 20, 2009 – March 18, 2010

III. Events and Products

Training and Education

Events
  • On October 19, 2009, the ATAWCF shared a PowerPoint presentation with OSHA, focused on effective fall protection and slip prevention for workers in the industry.
Product
  • None
Outreach and Communication

Events
  • In September 2009, OSHA and ATAWCF issued a Hazard Alert Notice regarding falls, which was based on industry trends in Alabama.
  • The ATAWCF Alliance was promoted during a meeting with the Chairperson of the American Trucking Association and the group was invited to join the Alliance.
  • OSHA Fact Sheet regarding “Whistleblower Protection for Truck Drivers” was distributed to the ATAWCF.
Product
  • None

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

Events
  • A reviewed of the ATAWCF’s certified safety program was conducted by OSHA.

Product
  • None

IV. Results

  • Refer to the items listed above

V. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2010
  • Continue effective outreach to workers in the industry
  • Develop safety information for maintenance and administrative areas.

Report Prepared by: Virginia G. Ames, CAS, Birmingham Area Office

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's webpage.