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The Fertilizer Institute, Agricultural Retailers Association, and OSHA to work together to enhance safety in the workplace and community.

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have formed an alliance to enhance workplace and community safety. This alliance builds on the voluntary ResponsibleAg program which was created by TFI and ARA in 2014.

Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association members are serious about safety.

Get to Know the Alliance’s Objectives

According to The Fertilizer Institute, alliance objectives include:

  • “Further leveraging the success of the ResponsibleAg program;
  • Sharing information on OSHA’s National Initiatives and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process;
  • Sharing information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers;
  • Speaking, exhibiting or appearing at OSHA, TFI and ARA conferences, local meetings or other events, including the OSHA Alliance Program Forum;
  • Sharing information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding TFI and ARA good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures; and,
  • Encouraging TFI Local Sections and ARA members to build relationships with OSHA Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including the safe storage and handling of fertilizers.”

The alliance is intended to stay in effect for the next two years. During those years, a representative from each organization will meet to discuss the responsibilities of the participants. They will also share information on activities and track results to see how effective the alliance has been in achieving the set goals.
To learn more about the alliance, check back on the FFAA blog regularly and follow our Facebook or Twitter profiles for regular updates. Call us at 863-686-4827 if you have any questions.

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