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FIA Forges a Safety Alliance with OSHA

FIA's Safety & Health Committee has developed a working safety alliance agreement with OSHA. OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proven to be valuable tools, for both OSHA and its Alliance participants.


FIA's Alliance 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 FIA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Speak, or exhibit, at OSHA's or FIA's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Promote the benefits of the forging industry participating in OSHA's cooperative programs such as Compliance Assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on forging industry issues to help create innovative solutions in the workplace, or to provide input on safety and health issues.

John Cain, Forging Industry Association President: "The Forging Industry Association's Alliance with OSHA demonstrates the commitment of the forging industry to create and maintain the safest operations possible in the workplace. This is another step to bring best practices to the protection and well-being of our employees. We are very pleased to participate in the OSHA Alliance program".


For additional information on the FIA / OSHA Alliance Agreement, contact George Layne, FIA Safety Committee Liaison, at