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AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH AN ALLIANCE
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE OF THE
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Construction Institute (CI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CI therefore agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise and share information and technical knowledge to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction employees. Through this Alliance, OSHA and CI will work together to encourage employers to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, especially in the area of crane safety, and to incorporate safety and health issues into the construction/constructability process. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CI recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CI will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
Neither party is authorized by the other under this agreement to act on behalf of or in the name of the other party. Neither party shall have the authority to bind the other in contract, debt, or otherwise. The parties are and shall remain separate entities, and no partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship shall be created under this agreement. Any and all uses of a party's confidential or proprietary information, materials, or property, including specifically intellectual property, shall be subject to advance review and approval by the party.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, the team will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. CI team members will include representatives of CI's Committee on Construction Site Safety, Committee on Crane Safety, Constructability Committee, and/or other committees, as appropriate. OSHA team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorates of Cooperative and State Programs and Construction and other offices, as appropriate. OSHA will also encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.