Sheet Metal/Air Conditioning Contractors' Association (SMACNA)
(signed August 16, 2004; renewed December 5, 2006; concluded August 16, 2007)
The OSHA and SMACNA Alliance focuses on providing the organization's members and others in the sheet metal and air conditioning construction contracting industries, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance will particularly focus on motor vehicle safety, fall protection and personal protective equipment with an emphasis on cuts and eye injuries, and reducing and preventing exposure to amputation and welding hazards. The Alliance's goals include:
Outreach and communication
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and SMACNA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and SMACNA's conferences and events, such as the annual SMACNA Convention and chapter meetings.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SMACNA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by SMACNA and through OSHA- or SMACNA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on sheet metal and air conditioning and construction contracting industry issues such as motor vehicle safety, fall protection and personal protective equipment and, amputation and welding hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2004-2005, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2005-2006, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Close-Out Report as of August 16, 2007.
Alliance News Releases
- OSHA, ASSE, CSSE and Industry Groups Team Up to Increase Job Safety for North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. OSHA News Release, (2007, May 4).
- OSHA, Association for Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Renew Alliance. OSHA News Release, (2006, December 5).
- SMACNA Signs Alliance With OSHA To Promote Safe American Workplaces. SMACNA Web page, (2004, December 21)
- Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association Aligns with OSHA. OSHA News Release, (2004, August 16).
Products and Resources
- Construction Vehicle and Service Vehicle Safety Cards. Through the OSHA and SMACNA Alliance, SMACNA developed "Construction Vehicle and Service Vehicle Safety Cards." The Safety Cards provide pre-use inspection checklists for a vehicle operator and tips on how to safely operate both construction and service vehicles. (2005, October)
- Heat Stress and Heat Illness Safety Tips Card. Through the OSHA and SMACNA Alliance, SMACNA developed "Heat Stress and Heat Illness Tips Card." The Tips Card is based on the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health's Emergency Heat Illness Prevention Standard and focuses on various aspects of heat exposure. (2006, August)
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
Publications and Newsletters
- Safety Focus. (2006, April). The SMACNA's April 2006 edition of its quarterly e-newsletter includes an article, "SMACNA-OSHA Alliance Update" that describes the activities of the OSHA and SMACNA Alliance.
- Safety Focus. (2006, December). The SMACNA's December 2006 edition of its quarterly e-newsletter includes an article, "SMACNA-OSHA Alliance Renewed" that describes the OSHA and SMACNA Alliance renewal agreement.
- Alliance Program Construction Roundtable. Through the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable and its Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups, a number of products and resources have been developed for the construction industry.