Providing Greater New Haven, Conn., area manufacturers and their employees with safety and health training is the goal of a new alliance between the
The alliance, which was signed recently in
Under the alliance, members of the Greater New Haven Manufacturers Association and other participants will be surveyed by USS/Tyco to determine training topics that are of greatest importance or relevance to them. The information will be used to develop targeted safety and health programs and curricula for employees.
"We want to focus training resources where they're most needed, most wanted and most effective," said Kowalski. "By tailoring the training in this way, the alliance can provide manufacturing employees in the greater
Areas of training can include machine guarding, hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout), hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, recordkeeping and other topics identified through the surveys. OSHA and USS/Tyco will also share information regarding best practices and effective approaches to workplace safety.
They will also promote and encourage participation in OSHA's cooperative programs. For information about this and other OSHA alliances and partnerships in
OSHA safety and health alliances are part of U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao's ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of employees through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations, employers and government agencies. OSHA currently has more than 450 alliances throughout the nation with organizations committed to fostering safety and health in the workplace.