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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and CAN Inc. (CAN) recognize the value of
establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.
OSHA and CAN hereby form an Alliance to provide CAN members and others with information, guidance
and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety
particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards related to employees working at
height and hazards related to work positioning, rope access and tensioned steel wire systems. In
developing this Alliance, OSHA and CAN recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project
partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CAN will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and CAN will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide access to training and education programs and resources for interested
employers and others on fall prevention measures related to the rope access and tensioned steel wire
OSHA and CAN 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 CAN’s Web sites) to
- Speak, exhibit and appear at OSHA or CAN’s conferences, local meetings and other events such as
the American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s (ASNT) NY/NJ Local Chapter.
- Promote and encourage CAN’s worksites participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as
compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation, and its Safety and Health
Achievement Recognition Program.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to fall prevention.
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 a 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 service nor does the Agency enter into
an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party’s products or services.
- Raise others awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever CAN leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings such as the
American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s (ASNT) NY/NJ Local Chapter to help forge innovative
solutions in the workplace regarding fall prevention or to provide input on safety and health
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 agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 all signatories.
|Signed on this 24th day of March,
Patricia K. Clark
Regional Administrator, Region II
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Brian Bennett, Ph.D., CSP
Chairperson, Region II Chapter
Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association