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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safe and healthier
workplaces. OSHA and MSSM hereby form an Alliance to provide MSSM staff and in particular, medical
residents, with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect
worker health and safety and to provide OSHA staff with the benefits and insights of MSSM’s medical
expertise with regard to patient and worker medical conditions. OSHA and MSSM will focus on a number
of areas including hazard communication, handling of hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, work
related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) and personal protective equipment (PPE).
In developing this Alliance, OSHA and MSSM recognize that OSHA’s NJ and NY On-Site Consultation
Programs are an integral part of this Alliance and the OSHA national effort. This Alliance shall
supplement but not supercede or replace any other agreement currently in place between MSSM and
OSHA and MSSM will work together to achieve the following training and education goals for the MSSM
residents in Occupational Medicine:
OSHA and MSSM will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training and education programs for MSSM
Occupational Medicine residents addressing OSHA standards and procedures, hazard communication,
handling hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead, bloodborne pathogens, work related MSD’s,
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry and Construction courses
for MSSM Occupational Medical residents.
- Provide training on worker overexposure issues, such as recognition and prevention, material
safety data sheets and relevant treatment protocols.
OSHA and MSSM will work together to achieve the following goals related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- MSSM Occupational Medicine medical residents will participate in OSHA Area Office staff meetings
to discuss workplace safety and health hazards and/or workplace observations.
- Develop and disseminate OSHA worker safety and health information at MSSM Resident Advisory
Council (RAC) meetings.
- MSSM will share information and provide their respective clinical/medical expertise with OSHA
personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding MSSM’s published papers on best
practices in workplace safety and health.
- Share experiences and information gathered through worksite safety and health observations and
worker interviews to enhance the knowledge of both OSHA personnel and MSSM Occupational Medicine
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 proven 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 product or services.
- Develop and disseminate case studies that illustrate the business, medical and social value of
workplace safety and health. MSSM will work with OSHA to publish approved case studies in the OSHA
newsletters and other media such as local newspapers.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions or meetings on medical / industrial
safety and health issues such as hazard communication, handling hazardous materials, work related
MSD’s and PPE to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace. Participation in such forums
and/or meetings shall remain at the discretion of the respective parties.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan
of action, determine procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In
addition, they will meet on a regular quarterly schedule 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. 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
concurrence of signatories.
|Signed on this Twelfth day of December, 2005
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Patricia K. Clark
Lisa Levy, Area Director
Hasbrouck Heights NJ Area Office
Richard Mendelson, Area Director
Manhattan NY Area Office
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Burton P. Drayer, President
The Mount Sinai Hospital