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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 workplaces in the Rochester metropolitan area. OSHA and
the Rochester Business Alliance hereby form an Alliance to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of safety and health excellence
within the Rochester Business Alliance member companies and organizations through a cooperative sharing of best practices and technical knowledge.
The Rochester Business Alliance, formerly the IMC and the Chamber of Commerce, is an employers
association that provides human resource-related services, including training, staffing, and human resource. Included in the service area is comprehensive assistance on safety and health management and compliance for the member companies.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Rochester Business
Alliance establish this Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for the 400,000
employees of the 4,600 Rochester Business Alliance member companies in the Rochester (NY) region by:
- Providing Rochester Business Alliance members with information and guidance that will help them protect employees' health and safety and integrate the safety and health process into daily operations.
- Increasing access to, and sharing of, safety and health management information and training resources.
OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop and disseminate information on safety excellence and the safety and health management process at conferences, events, or through print and electronic media, including links from OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance Web sites.
- Reach out to companies and organizations in the Rochester Business Alliances' service area on the OSHA annual SST list, both member and non-member, to mentor and train them in the safety and health management process and counsel them on the merits and means to achieve safety excellence.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events and provide a forum for OSHA personnel to address Rochester Business Alliance members.
- Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health practitioners in Rochester Business Alliance best practices or effective
approaches as jointly determined by OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance.
- Promote and encourage Rochester Business Alliance members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, SHARP. In addition, act as mentors to Rochester Business Alliance members that aspire to excellence in safety and health.
OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance will work together to achieve the
following goals related to promoting a dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Raising awareness through speeches and appearances by trying to raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their won commitment to workplace safety and health whenever Rochester Business Alliance leaders address groups.
- Share information on best practices of Rochester Business Alliance members/worksites, as jointly determined by OSHA and the Rochester Business Alliance, with others in business and industry through outreach by the Rochester Business Alliance and through OSHA of Rochester Business
Alliance developed training programs and materials. Promote their implementation through print or electronic media, promotion at conferences, or other means of reaching out to others in industry.
- Gather case studies performed by Rochester Business Alliance members and publicize their results
through print or electronic media, promotion at conferences, or other means of reaching out to others in industry.
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 quarterly to track and share information on
activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Buffalo and Syracuse Area Offices, the New York State Consultation Program Rochester office, and key Rochester Business Alliance staff.
This agreement will remain in effect for eighteen months from the date of signing. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from any signatory.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Rochester Business Alliance
Area Director, Syracuse
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Area Director, Buffalo
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Signed: 22 May, 2003