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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New York State Department of Labor On-Site Consultation Program
(NYS Consultation), the Bronx Small Business Development Center at Lehman College(Bronx SBDC), and the South
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SOBRO) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to
foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, NYS Consultation, Bronx SBDC, and SOBRO hereby form an Alliance to
provide Bronx SBDC and SOBRO members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help
them protect employee's health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to ergonomic, chemical,
construction, and workplace violence hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, NYS Consultation, Bronx SBDC, and SOBRO
recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, NYS Consultation, Bronx SBDC, and SOBRO will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA, NYS Consultation, the Bronx SBDC, and SOBRO will work together to achieve the following outreach and communications
- Developing presentations addressing ergonomic, chemical, construction, and workplace violence hazards as they relate to
small businesses, especially minority – owned small businesses where English may be spoken as a second language and that are
suitable for presentation at seminars.
- Increasing access to safety and health information and training resources, such as by providing training presentations that
employers can share with their employees.
- Improve and promote worker safety and health in the Bronx, and the Greater New York Metropolitan Area, by facilitating
awareness of OSHA, Workplace Safety and Health, and Employee's Workplace Rights.
- Assist prospective and current employers, especially Hispanic and other minority employers, in understanding OSHA's
requirements and emergent issues impacting worker safety and health.
OSHA, NYS Consultation, the Bronx SBDC, and SOBRO will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the
national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links
from OSHA's, Bronx SBDC, and SOBRO's websites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's, Bronx SBDC's, or SOBRO's conferences, local meetings, and other events, such as at the
regularly scheduled Bronx SBDC Workshops and SOBRO seminars.
- Promote and encourage Bronx SBDC's and SOBRO's member's worksites participation in OSHA's cooperative program's such as
compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on the presentation of ergonomic, chemical,
construction, and workplace violence hazard information to small businesses, especially minority-owned businesses that are
addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
The New York State Department of Labor's On-Site Consultation Program will provide resources, as necessary and available; to
support the priority training and technical assistance needs for the participants of this alliance. Such assistance, which is
provided only at the request of the employer, may be in the form of onsite or off-site safety and/or health consultations.
All consultation findings will be kept confidential, so long as employer agrees to correct any serious hazards that may be
identified. There are no costs to the employer for the assistance provided by the On-site Consultation Program under this
- Raise other's awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever OSHA, NYS
Consultation, Bronx SBDC and SOBRO leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on ergonomic, chemical, construction,
and workplace violence hazard issues 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.
OSHA, NYS Consultation, the Bronx SBDC, and SOBRO will form an Implementation Team made up of at least one representative
from each organization. This Team will convene no later than 90 days after the signing of this Alliance, to develop a plan of
action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. The Implementation
Team will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the
Alliance. At least twice every year, these meetings will be in person.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. 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
Patricia K. Clark
Region 2 Regional Administrator
Area Director, Tarrytown Area Office
Bronx Small Business Development Center at
New York State On-Site Consultation Program
NYC Business Solutions Group