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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New York State On-Site Consultation Program (NYS On-Site Consultation) and the Manhattan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, NYS On-Site Consultation and the MHCC hereby form an Alliance to provide the MHCC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, in particular non-English or limited English speaking employees, addressing General and Construction Industry hazards such as falls, struck-by, electrical, amputations and hazards related to hazardous materials and chemical use. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, NYS On-Site Consultation, and the MHCC recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, NYS On-Site Consultation and the MHCC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
The New York State Department of Labor’s On-Site Consultation Program will provide resources as necessary and available, to support the priority training and technical assistance needs of the participants of this alliance. Such assistance, which is provided only at the request of the employer, may be in the form of onsite or off-site safety and/or health consultations. All consultation findings will be kept confidential, so long as the employers agree to correct any serious hazards that may be identified. There are no costs to the employer for the assistance provided by the On-site Consultation Program under this agreement.
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 services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party’s products or services.
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 quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. 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 both signatories.
Signed on this 12th day of January, 2005