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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Western New York State and
Rochester Chapters of NECA recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to
foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NECA hereby form an Alliance to
provide NECA constituents 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 workplace safety and health hazards by providing information regarding the most
frequently cited hazards for electrical contractors both nationwide and in western New York. In
developing this Alliance, OSHA and NECA recognize that OSHA’s State Consultation partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and NECA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and NECA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for identification
of workplace safety and health hazards for members of NECA using data on the most frequently cited
standards for electrical contractors, using job hazard analysis techniques Safety Pays tools and to
provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of industry-specific courses/seminars.
OSHA and NECA will work together to achieve the following goal 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, Safety Pays tools and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating
such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the
NECA Web sites) to employers and employees.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or NECA’s conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
NECA’s best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NECA and
through OSHA or NECA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures,
educational conferences and any other appropriate forum.
- Promote and encourage members of NECA to participate in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as
compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), OSHA Strategic Partnerships,
Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
- Encourage NECA members to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices, State Plan
States, and Consultation Projects to address health and safety issues including job hazard analysis
and Safety Pays tools.
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.
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever OSHA or NECA leaders address groups, as appropriate.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace
safety and health, job hazard analysis and Safety Pays tools to help forge innovative solutions in
the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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.
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. The agreement may be modified at any time
with the concurrence of both signatories.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Patricia K. Clark
Regional Administrator, Region 2
Arthur J. Dube
Area Director, Buffalo Area Office
Western New York State Chapter and Rochester Chapter,
National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. (NECA)
David A. Roll
Chapter Manager & Education Coordinator