Purpose and Scope of Alliance:
In this section, provide a brief summary of the
purpose of the alliance, which is identified as the target audience, the major
activities of the alliance, benefits, and positive impact on workplace safety
& health of the alliance, etc.
Goals and Objectives of Alliance:
Purpose: The purpose of this Alliance is to establish a collaborative
relationship to foster safer workplaces in the metalforming industry in
Michigan. The Alliance will provide information, guidance, and access to
training resources that will help companies protect employees’ safety and
Target Audience: The Alliance will target both member companies of the
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and non-member employers and
employees throughout the Michigan metalforming industry.
Major Alliance Activity: The PMA East and West Michigan Districts will work
with MIOSHA to develop training resources and other materials to promote
worker safety in the metalforming industry. Also, dialogue between MIOSHA and
Alliance partners will increase understanding of practical applications of
MIOSHA standards, processes, and standard interpretations that pertain to the
Alliance Benefit: Reduce and prevent exposure to ergonomic hazards and address
press safety issues such as machine guarding and lockout/tagout to prevent
amputations and other injuries.
Alliance Positive Impact: Through participation and support of this Alliance,
the PMA East and West Michigan Districts will promote a “workplace free of
recognizable hazards” within the metalforming industry, while improving
knowledge and understanding of the fundamental requirements established by
All Alliances must include an outreach and
communication goal. Other goal areas should be included and explained when
included in the activities of the alliance. Please list below the goals and
objective this alliance.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Reduce exposure to ergonomic hazards and address press safety issues such as
machine guarding and lockout/tagout to prevent amputations and other injuries.
Create and develop training programs and other resources for the metalforming
industry in Michigan.
Develop a collaborative relationship between MIOSHA and the PMA East and West
Michigan Districts to provide a safe work environment.
Work together to keep the industry competitive globally by promoting the
industry’s latest advances in pressroom safety (example: systems approach to
die changes of a line of automated presses).
- Outreach and Communication:
Describe the types of outreach and communication that will be a part of this
alliance. Include, in general terms, how these will be accomplished.
MIOSHA will speak, exhibit, and participate at PMA East and West Michigan
District events as requested and when possible.
Distribute safety and health resources for metalforming industry companies
in Michigan, such as safety posters, checklists, and training programs.
Promote the goals and objectives of this Alliance through newsletters,
websites, and other means of communication, including reciprocal website
Promote and encourage members of the PMA East and West Michigan Districts to
participate in MIOSHA’s free onsite consultation to assist employers with
compliance and the development of a safety and health system. Also, PMA
would serve as a resource on special issues involving lockout/tagout and
power press safeguarding in the metalforming industry.
- Training and Education:
Include a description of training and education activities, when applicable.
Do not respond if training and education is not part of the alliance.
Develop and conduct safety and health programs for the PMA East and West
Coordinate training for some MIOSHA staff to increase their understanding of
the hazards in the metalforming industry.
- Promoting Dialogue:
Include a description of how this alliance will promote dialogue in Michigan
related to workplace safety and health issues. Do not respond if promoting
dialogue is not part of the alliance.
Coordinate efforts for the PMA East and West Michigan Districts to dialogue
with MIOSHA through forums or roundtable discussions to forge innovative
solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
PMA will share lockout/tagout system information used in the metalforming
PMA will participate in MTI training courses related to the metalforming
industry and provide feedback to MIOSHA on the content of these programs.
PMA will participate on standard advisory committees where appropriate to
lend expertise on issues that affect the metalforming industry.
Include a general description of the role of all parties signing the alliance.
Outcomes of Alliance Activities:
MIOSHA will work collaboratively with the PMA East and West Michigan Districts
to promote safety and health awareness, provide consultation and training, and
participate in open dialogue to increase MIOSHA staff knowledge of the
metalforming industry. MIOSHA will promote the Alliance through its website and
The PMA East and West Michigan Districts will work closely with MIOSHA to
achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the Alliance agreement.
The East and West Michigan District boards will work with CET to introduce
MIOSHA specific topics into PMA’s district meeting schedule.
The PMA East and West Michigan Districts will promote the MIOSHA Training
Institute and MIOSHA cooperative programs to district members via email blasts,
possibly sponsoring one or more MTI classes for district members.
Primary contacts will be Christie Carmigiano, Industry Safety Manager at PMA
Headquarters in Independence, OH; Richard Sbroglia, Safety and Environmental
Director for E&E Mfg. Co. in Plymouth, MI, and PMA East Michigan District
Representative; and Joe Hartings, Safety Manager for Trans-Matic Mfg. Co. in
Holland, MI, and PMA West Michigan District Representative.
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 Alliance 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.
Include a general summary of the expected outcomes of the alliances such as
the number of activities, news releases, outreach activities, anticipated number
of people reached as a result of the alliance activities.
This Alliance will provide metalforming companies an opportunity to participate
in a voluntary cooperative relationship with MIOSHA for purposes of training and
education, outreach and communication, and promoting a dialogue on workplace
safety and health. Alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both MIOSHA
and its Alliance participants. By entering into this Alliance MIOSHA is not
endorsing any of PMA’s products or services.
Initiation and Cancellation of Agreement:
agreement is effective on the date of signing and will be in effect for 3
years. Prior to the expiration of the agreement, the parties will confer and
evaluate whether the agreement should be extended. Without regard to the term
of the agreement, any of the parties can terminate the agreement with 30 days
Douglas J. Kalinowski
Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Safety Committee Chair,
PMA West Michigan District
Martha B. Yoder
Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Safety Committee Chair, PMA East Michigan District
Consultation Education and Training Division