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AGREEMENT RENEWING THE ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
INDEPENDENT LUBRICANT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Independent
Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on February
9, 2004. OSHA and ILMA continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace
safety. Both groups will encourage employers, including small businesses, to increase employee access
to safety and health information and training resources, particularly in reducing and preventing
exposure to industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment. In addition, the OSHA-ILMA Alliance
will address Hazard Communication. In reviewing this Alliance OSHA and ILMA recognize that OSHA's
State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and ILMA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and ILMA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting
the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and ILMA's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ILMA's conferences, meetings or workshops including ILMA's
Spring Management Forum, Fall Annual Meeting, Safety, Health, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (SHERA)
Committee meetings, and LubeCare® Workshops.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
ILMA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ILMA and
through OSHA- or ILMA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or
any other applicable forum).
- Promote to the ILMA members the benefits of OSHA's cooperative programs such as Compliance
Assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on manufacturing industrial
hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage ILMA members' or worksites' to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices
to address health and safety issues, including industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be
valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a
party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter
into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on
manufacturing industrial hazards and hazard communication to help forge innovative solutions in the
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, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share
information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will encourage
State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This renewal will remain in effect for two years. The signatories 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 all signatories.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and
Celeste Powers, CAE
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association