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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Rochester Business Alliance
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
American workplaces. OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance hereby form an Alliance to provide
Rochester Business Alliance members and others with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them develop effective safety and health management systems. In developing
this Alliance, OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and
Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance will work together to achieve the following outreach and
OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance 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 and the Rochester Business
Alliance’s Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or Rochester Business Alliance’s conferences, local meetings,
or other events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
Rochester Business Alliance members’ best practices or effective approaches and publicize results
through outreach by the Rochester Business Alliance and through OSHA- or Rochester Business
Alliance-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other
- Promote and encourage Rochester Business Alliance members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s
cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and
Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Encourage Rochester Business Alliance members’ worksites to build relationships with OSHA’s
Regional and Area Offices, State Plan States, and Consultation Projects to address health and safety
issues, including developing effective safety and health management systems.
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 Rochester Business Alliance leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
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. OSHA will encourage
State Plan States’ and OSHA Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason
at any time, provide they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time
with the concurrence of both signatories.
Rochester Business Alliance
Sandra A. Parker
President and Chief Executive Officer
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Patricia K. Clark
Arthur J. Dube
Buffalo Area OSHA Office
Christopher R. Adams
Syracuse Area OSHA Office