In a major shift toward improving safety in the Elevator Industry, an agreement was signed to renew an Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of US Department of Labor (OSHA) and the Elevator Industry Safety Partners (EISP).


OSHA’S Alliances provide organizations (in this case the entire elevator industry) an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA’S initiatives, outreach, communication, training, and education.


Check out the latest Alliance Agreement here  and see how OSHA and the EISP are working together with a common goal to make the elevator industry safer for all workers.

Every year on April 28th IUEC, EIWPF and employers in the Elevator Industry hold safety meetings, toolbox talks, and send out safety messages to promote a safer workplace for all workers. This event is called Safety Stand Down Day and it happens on the same day as Workers Memorial Day in the United States and the National Day of Mourning in Canada.

For the first time, IUEC’s working contract now includes an additional safety article thanks to the collaborative efforts of both employers and the IUEC Labor Committee. The newly added article further protects men and women working on the elevators, escalators, and other moving conveyances, ensuring a safer working environment for members in the industry.

We encourage you to visit the IUEC Safety Page to access links for Life After Loss Videos, OSHA’s National Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, and other useful tools as the industry Stands Down for Safety.

Please take a moment to listen to an important safety message from your IUEC General President Frank Christensen by calling 1-888-618-0613 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada).

Remember, we came to this industry for a better life – not a shorter one.