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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New York State
Department of Labor Division of Safety and Health On-Site Consultation Program (NYS Consultation)
and the Northeastern Subcontractors Association, Inc. (NESCA) recognize the value of establishing a
collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, NYS
Consultation and NESCA hereby form an Alliance to provide NESCA members and others with information,
guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ safety and health.
This Alliance will particularly focus on reducing and preventing exposure to hazards such as falls,
struck-by, caught-in-between and electrical. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and NESCA recognize
that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national
OSHA, NYS Consultation and NESCA will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA, NYS Consultation and NESCA will also work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Work with OSHA to develop training and education programs targeted to NESCA members and other
construction industry employees on construction industry hazards such as falls, struck-by,
caught-in-between, and electrical.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the OSHA 10-hour and/or 30-hour Construction Industry
Course for NESCA members and construction industry employees.
OSHA, NYS Consultation and NESCA will work together to achieve the following goals related to
promoting the national dialog on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic
assistance tools and links from OSHA’s and NESCA’s Web sites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or NESCA’s conferences and local meetings.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
NESCA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NESCA and
through OSHA or NESCA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures.
- Encourage members to build relationships with OSHA’s Albany Area Office to address health and
safety issues, including construction industry hazards such as falls, struck-by, caught-in-between,
The NYS Consultation will provide resources, as necessary and available, to support the training and
technical assistance needs for the participants of this Alliance. Such assistance may be in the form
of on-site consultation visits and/or occupational safety and health training. Findings from any
on-site consultation surveys will be kept confidential, so long as the requesting employer agrees to
correct any serious hazards that may be identified. There are no costs to the alliance participants
for any assistance provided by the NYS Consultation.
- Raise others’ awareness of, and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever NESCA’s authorized representatives address groups on such topics.
- Develop and disseminate case studies and information illustrating the business value of safety and
health and publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions on falls, struck-by,
caught-in-between and electrical hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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 all organizations will meet to develop a plan
of action, determine working procedures, and identify 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. 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.
Northeastern Subcontractors Association
Patricia K. Clark
OSHA Region II
John M. Tomich
OSHA Albany Area Office
New York State Department of Labor
On-Site Consultation Program