April 09, 2020 Press Release

OESA and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation Release Health and Safety Guidelines for Suppliers in a Coronavirus Environment

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (April 9, 2020) – OESA, together with the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, motor vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, has created “Health and Safety Guidelines for Automotive Suppliers in a Coronavirus Environment.

The guidelines developed and supported collectively by OEMs (except for Tesla) and several large tier one suppliers are designed to help protect the safety of employees and visitors on the premises of supplier facilities, as it relates to the coronavirus. Recommended practices in the document include guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“The health and safety of OESA members, partners and employees is the highest priority in all that we do. OESA is honored to champion this initiative to help the supplier industry navigate during this unprecedented time,” said Julie A. Fream, president and CEO, OESA. “These guidelines will assist suppliers when they resume production in the post-pandemic environment.”

John Bozzella, Alliance for Automotive Innovation president and CEO said, “Now more than ever, protocols designed to help keep people safe and healthy are crucial to our industry, which is a fundamental part of the economy. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the communities where we live and work.”

About OESA

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association’s mission is to champion the business interests of automotive original equipment (OE) suppliers. Since 1998, the Association has addressed issues of common concern and advocated on behalf of the supplier community throughout the supply chain and in Washington, D.C.

OESA is one of four divisions of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). All divisions are represented by MEMA’s advocacy and emerging technology expertise.  For additional information, visit http://www.oesa.org.

About Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Formed in 2020, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation is the singular, authoritative and respected voice of the automotive industry. Focused on creating a safe and transformative path for sustainable industry growth, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation represents the manufacturers producing nearly 99 percent of cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. The newly established organization, a combination of Global Automakers and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, is directly involved in regulatory and policy matters impacting the light-duty vehicle market across the country. Members include U.S. operations of international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, technology and other automotive-related companies and trade associations. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Detroit, MI and Sacramento, CA. For more information, visit our website http://www.autosinnovate.org.