ILMA/OSHA Alliance

Signed February 9, 2004; renewed May 23, 2006 and May 13, 2008

The alliancebetween ILMA and OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is the first of its kind for the lubricants industry and has been described as "ground-breaking."

Created by the SHERA Committee, this alliance will provide ILMA members with information, guidance and access to training resources that:

ILMA and OSHA have agreed to collaborate on a number of goals, notably developing training and education programs on the safe and proper use of lubricant products. Outreach and education are both strong foundations in this agreement, as ILMA and OSHA work together to effectively communicate their activities to the larger lubricants community, including ILMA members, end users, and other non-governmental organizations. In addition to partnering with OSHA, ILMA, together with industry partners Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and Society of Manufacturing Engineers, will work together to achieve outreach and education goals set forth by the alliance.

Documents Created from Alliance

Dermal Assessment Guide

Metalworking Fluids in Small Business: A Health and Safety "QUICKSTART" Guide

Important Links:

OSHA's Press Release on Alliance

OSHA's ILMA Alliance Webpage

OSHA's Technical Links to Health and Safety Topics


ILMA Executive Director Celeste Powers and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., renew the ILMA/OSHA Alliance for two more years. (May 23, 2006)

Photo by Jerry Fishman/OSHA

Top row, left to rightGregory J. Foltz, Milacron Marketing Company; James L. Kudis, Allegheny Petroleum Products Company; Richard C. Kraska, Lubrizol Corp.; John A. Cutcher, D.A. Stuart; Eugene M. White, Milacron Marketing Company; John K. Howell, D.A. Stuart
Bottom row, left to rightJames A. Taglia, Nor-Lakes Services Midwest; Celeste M. Powers, ILMA Executive Director; John L. Henshaw, OSHA Administrator; Carol L. Poole, Quaker Chemical Corp. (February 9, 2004)