â€œThe results of the alliance to date â€” better communications, a greater understanding of the unique roles our members and OSHA staff play, and a mutual advancement of professionalism â€” can only help make America's workplaces safer and healthier,â€ said ASSE President James Kendrick, CSP. â€œOver the next year and beyond, we look forward to building similar practical, meaningful opportunities to advance these and other issues together."
As a direct result of the alliance, ASSE established a member-driven ergonomics task force of leading ergonomics practitioners and researchers. The association also developed a list of links to ergonomic resources for its Web site.
In addition to ergonomics and motor vehicle safety, the renewal calls for OSHA and ASSE to focus efforts on non-English speaking and youth workers. During the coming year, both organizations will work together to develop programs, distribute information and advance awareness of safety issues for these workers.