Trade News Release
February 28, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
OSHA and Club Managers Association Renew Alliance
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) have renewed their Alliance which aims to promote safe and healthful working conditions for membership club employees. The Alliance was first launched in September 2003.
"Working closely with CMAA has helped increase awareness about the value of effective safety and health programs in the workplace," said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jonathan L. Snare. "We look forward to continuing our Alliance and working to enhance the training, education and tools that will promote even healthier work environments for the thousands of workers in the industry."
"CMAA is pleased to renew its Alliance with OSHA," added CMAA's Chief Executive Officer James B. Singerling. "We believe that a partnership such as ours fosters a proactive and productive approach toward educating clubs and advancing our shared agenda -- healthy club work environments. We look forward to continuing to work with OSHA to ensure clubs are vigilant in protecting the health and safety of their workforce."
The Alliance focuses on addressing hazard communication, recordkeeping and respiratory protection issues. In addition, the organizations will address safety and health issues related to membership clubs' landscaping and horticultural activities.
Through the Alliance renewal agreement, the organizations are continuing to provide CMAA's members and others, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect membership club employees' health and safety including non-English or limited English speaking and youth workers.
Since the Alliance's implementation, OSHA has exhibited at the CMAA's Annual World Conference and Exposition and representatives from CMAA members serve on the editorial boards for OSHA's Motor Vehicle Safety and Restaurant Safety for Teen Workers Safety and Health Topics pages.
CMAA has more than 6,500 members who manage more than 3,000 country, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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