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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Occupational
and Environmental Health Center of Eastern New York (OEHC) recognize the value of establishing a
collaborative relationship to foster safer more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and OEHC hereby
form an Alliance to provide young workers, employers, educators, parents and others with information,
guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect young workers’ health and safety,
particularly in addressing the rights of young workers on the job and reducing and preventing
exposure to workplace safety and health hazards, such as eye injuries, burns, lacerations, strains
and sprains. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and OEHC recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and
Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and OEHC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and OEHC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for young workers,
educators, parents, and employers, regarding workers’ rights and the recognition and prevention of
workplace safety and health hazards, including but not limited to eye injuries, burns, lacerations,
strains and sprains, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to young workers,
educators, parents and employers.
OSHA and OEHC 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 Web site) to young workers,
employers, educators and parents.
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.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings, such as
meetings of the Capital District Safety and Health Council, on young worker safety and health issues
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. This agreement may be modified at any time
with the concurrence both signatories.
Patricia K. Clark
OSHA Region II
Dr. Jean McMahon, MD
Occupational and Environmental Health Center of Eastern New York
OSHA Albany Area Office
Dr. Maria Lopes, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief
Group Health Incorporated