The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American Warehouse
Systems recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to
foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and American Warehouse
Systems hereby form an Alliance to provide information, guidance, and access to
training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety,
particularly in reducing and preventing warehouse related injuries and
OSHA and American Warehouse Systems will work together to achieve the following
training and education goals:
- Develop warehouse safety and health training materials and educational
programs on best practice standards and guidelines.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the courses.
OSHA and American Warehouse Systems will work together to achieve the
following outreach and communication goals:
- Communicate the training and educational materials to employers and
employees, to implement the best practice standards and guidelines.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or American Warehouse Systems
conferences, local meetings, or other training events.
- Disseminate information, training materials, and programs through print and
electronic media, including links to OSHA's and American Warehouse Systems web
- Share information on best practices and effective approaches, as jointly
determined by OSHA and American Warehouse Systems, with others in the industry
via conferences, training sessions, or other events.
OSHA and American Warehouse Systems will work together to achieve the following common goals related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace
safety and health when American Warehouse Systems leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of
employee safety and health.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the
workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary
cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education,
outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety
and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and
its Alliances participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is
not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency
enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's
products or services.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will
meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the
roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet as
needed to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the
goals of the Alliance.
This written understanding acknowledges the relationship set out above. It will
remain in effect for two years from the date of the last signature: Either
signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30
days written notice. This understanding may be modified at any time with the
concurrence of both signatories.
Eau Claire Area OSHA Office
US Dept. of Labor - OSHA
American Warehouse Systems