OSHA Renews Alliance with Airline Ground Safety Panel

Focused on improving safety for airline ground workers, the two-year alliance aims to prevent struck-by injuries, slips and falls, and chemical exposures.

OSHA has renewed its alliance with the Airline Ground Safety Panel. Working to eradicate injuries related to operating aviation ground support equipment such as hi-lift trucks and pushback tugs, the alliance has OSHA working with the panel, which consists of 11 airline companies and three unions that employ and represent 350,000 workers, about 85 percent of the industry, according to OSHA's announcement.

In the span of this two-year collaboration, the alliance will compile data about hazards facing these workers, including slips and falls and issues associated with GHS, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, according to the notice.

"We look forward to working with the panel to educate and train employers and workers on preventing workplace injuries," said OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels.

The three unions are the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department, and the Transport Workers Union of America.

Download Center

  • EHS Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - September 2021

    September 2021

    Featuring:

    • COMBUSTIBLE DUST
      Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation
    • PPE: CONSTRUCTION
      The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite
    • PPE: ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial
    • SAFETY & HEALTH
      Medical Surveillance Versus Medical Screening
    View This Issue