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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New York State On-Site Consultation
Program (NYS Consultation) and the Rockland County Builders and Remodelers Association (RCBA),
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
American workplaces. OSHA, NYS Consultation, and RCBA hereby form an Alliance to provide RCBA
members 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
amputation, excavation, and fall hazards.
In developing this Alliance, OSHA and RCBA recognize that NYS Consultation is an integral part of
this Alliance and the OSHA National effort.
OSHA, NYS Consultation, and RCBA will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA, NYS Consultation, and RCBA will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Develop training and education modules relevant to residential construction.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of workplace safety and health curricula, including the OSHA
10-hour Construction Course for RCBA members.
OSHA, NYS Consultation, and RCBA 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 RCBA’s web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at RCBA conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as the
Quarterly RCBA Safety Meetings.
- Promote and encourage RCBA members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs
such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, and the Consultation Program and
its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding RCBA
best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by OSHA, NYS
Consultation, and RCBA members, and through OSHA or RCBA’s developed materials training programs,
seminars, or other applicable forum.
The New York State Department of Labor On-Site Consultation Program will provide resources, as
necessary and available, to support the training and technical assistance needs of 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 is no cost to the alliance participants for any assistance provided by the On-Site
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever health whenever OSHA, NYS Consultation, and RCBA address groups, such as residential
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results in OSHA newsletters and other media such as local newspapers.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues
concerning residential construction and remodeling to help forge innovative solutions in the
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 signatory 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. At least two of these
meetings will be in person.
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.
OSHA, Region II
Area Director, Tarrytown Area Office
OSHA, Region II
Rockland County Builders
and Remodelers Association
NYS On-Site Consultation Program