American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and
Pulp and Paper Safety Association (PPSA)
(signed November 3, 2005; renewed November 1, 2007; concluded November 3, 2009)
OSHA, AF&PA and PPSA will continue to provide the members of AF&PA and PPSA, and others in the forest, pulp, paper, and paper-converting industries (the "Covered Industries") with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in addressing workplace ergonomics and machinery safety issues. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and education
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs and materials on ergonomics and machinery safety, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the Covered Industries.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of ergonomics and machinery safety courses.
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, AF&PA's and PPSA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the Covered Industries.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's, AF&PA's or PPSA's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the PPSA's annual safety conference.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AF&PA's and PPSA's effective approaches (e.g., success stories) and publicize results through outreach by AF&PA and PPSA, and through OSHA-developed, AF&PA-developed, and/or PPSA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures.
- Encourage AF&PA's and PPSA's members and/or worksites to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address ergonomics and machinery safety issues.
- Alliance Annual Report 2005-2006, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2006-2007, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Alliance Annual Report 2007-2008, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
- Close-Out Report as December 30, 2009.
Alliance News Releases
- AF&PA Renews Alliance with OSHA and PPSA to Improve Workplace Safety. PPSA News Release, (2007, November 1).
- AF&PA Renews Commitment to Workplace Safety. AF&PA News Release, (2007, November 1).
- OSHA Renews Alliance with the American Forest & Paper Association and the Pulp and Paper Safety Association. OSHA News Release, (2007, November 1).
- AF&PA Forms Alliance with OSHA and PPSA to Improve Workplace Safety. AF&PA Press Release, (2005, November 4).
- OSHA Signs Alliance with the Forest and Paper Industries. OSHA News Release, (2005, November 3).
Products and Resources
OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages
- Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
- Machine Guarding
- Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
- Wood Dust
- Wood Products Industry
OSHA Safety and Health Ergonomics Success Stories
- Ergonomics: Success Stories The following success stories highlight ergonomic programs or best practices that
American Forest & Paper Association member companies have implemented in their workplaces that
have led to positive results, including reducing employee discomfort and injuries.
- Cart to Transport Heavier Items Long Distances. (2007, August).
- Clearing Product Jams. (2008, May)
- Emptying Cutter Scrap Receptacles. (2008, May).
- Glue Table for Paper Roll Headers. (2007, July).
- Inserting Spindle into Paper Roll. (2007, July).
- Installing LP Tank on Forklift with Hoist. (2006, October).
- Moving Paper Rolls. (2008, May).
- Operation for Cap Sheets and Corner Post. (2008, May).
- Plastic Strap Spool Assembly. (2008, May).
- Replacing Wire Spool on Baler. (2008, May).
- Rotary Die Cut Stacker Operations. (2006, October).
- Stacking Corrugated Boxes with Corner Stacker. (2007, July).
- Transport and Instillation of Bailing Wire Coil. (2007, August).
- Transporting Cutting Dies with Hand Truck. (2006, October).
† Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.