Airline worker safety alliance renewed
OSHA and the Airline Ground Safety Panel have renewed their alliance to address hazards and worker injuries related to operating aviation ground support equipment. The Airline Ground Safety Panel is a joint industry and labor partnership that consists of 11 airline companies and three unions that employ and represent 350,000 workers, which accounts for about 85 percent of the industry.
During the two-year agreement, the alliance will develop fact sheets that highlight ways to prevent slips, trips and falls and other hazards while operating ground support equipment such as hi-lift trucks and pushback tugs. In addition, the Alliance will address hazard communication and issues related to increasing awareness of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with unions, consulates, trade and professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. For more information, visit OSHA's Alliance Program page.