Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region IV


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    February 20, 2009

    Renewed: January 27, 2012

    Overview

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Alabama Trucking Association Workers Compensation (ATAWCF) Alliance is focused on reducing and preventing exposure to hazards on the highway, at pick-up and delivery points, as well as maintenance shops for ATAWCF workers and others.

  2. Implementation Team Membership:

    Representatives from OSHA and the ATAWCF conducted by telephone and in person during outreach events.

    Evaluation Period

    June 18, 2011 through January 31, 2013

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • During this period, the ATAWCF conducts a series of safety seminars, including the most recent one in January of 2013. Over 250 trucking companies attend these seminars.
    Product
    • None
    Outreach and Communication

    Events


    • During this period, the ATAWCF has conducted 124 onsite safety meetings for their members. These safety meetings focus on the following topics:

      • Accident Prevention
      • Prevention of Heat-related Illnesses
      • Bloodborne Pathogens
      • Proper Lifting Techniques
      • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • During this period, on two (2) separate occasions, the Workers Compensation Fund sent out to all its members a "Flash Bulletin" advising them of employee fatalities which had occurred. These bulletins covered the hazards of being Struck-By or Crushed-By and proper use of jacks. These Flash Bulletins were received by 370 individual trucking companies and 552 email recipients.

    • During this period, the ATAWCF continued to disseminate OSHA's Fact Sheet regarding whistleblower provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act - STAA and this Fact Sheet was distributed to ATAWCF members and others.

    • During this period, the Alliance group sent out monthly newsletters via e-mail and hard copy newsletters. These newsletters are focused on various topics including the following:

      • Hazard Communication
      • Blood Borne Pathogens
      • Slips, Trips and Falls
      • Shop safety
      • Powered Industrial Trucks
      • OSHA Recordkeeping
    Product
    • None
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    Events


    • None
    Product
    • None
  4. Results

    • Refer to the items listed above
  5. Upcoming Milestones in FY 2013 - 2014

    • Renew the Alliance
    • Continue effective outreach to workers in the industry
    • Develop safety information for maintenance and administrative areas
    Report Prepared by: James S. Cooley, CAS, Birmingham Area Office

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