September 21, 2014
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Through the IWLA-OSHA Alliance, OSHA and IWLA will provide the association's members and others, including owners and operators of public warehouses and other third-party warehouses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. OSHA and IWLA will help to protect employees’ safety and health, including hard-to-reach and youth workers, by addressing material handling, forklift safety and Hazard Communication (HAZCOM). The Alliance goals include:

Training and education:

  • Develop and make available training and education programs on material handling, forklift safety, HAZCOM and other health and safety issues targeted to the unique issue in the public warehouse industry.

Outreach and communication:

  • Develop safety and health assistance tools for the warehouse industry, including a safety and health inspection checklist for warehouse managers and provide expertise to OSHA to develop an eTool for the warehouse industry.
  • Increase hard-to-reach and youth workers' access to safety and health information and training resources, including developing and providing materials in Spanish, through community based organizations.

Related Documents

Helpful Links:

OSHA Consultation Program

OSHA Alliance Program

OSHA / IWLA Alliance Homepage

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Overview

Powered Industrial Trucks


Hazardous and Toxic Substances

Teen Workers

Request for OSHA national policy banning guns from the workplace and OSHA enforement policy regarding workplace violence (Sept. 13, 2006)

Staff-to-resident ratio in a nursing home and workplace violence (Aug. 14, 2006)

Workplace Violence Safety and Health Topics Page

Workplace Violence Fact Sheet (2002)

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail (2004) or  

Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retails Establishments (1998) or

Workplace Violence Module of Hospital eTool

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