The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the International
Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers-Communications Workers of America
Local 101 (IUE-CWA Local 101) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster
safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and IUE-CWA Local 101 hereby form an Alliance to
provide union 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
occupational safety and health hazards in the lighting industry.
OSHA and IUE-CWA Local 101 will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for employees
regarding workplace hazards in the lighting industry and to provide expertise in communicating such
information to employers and employees in the industry.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of courses in such topics as workers rights and
responsibilities, machine guarding, conveyor safety, hearing protection and hazard communication.
OSHA and IUE-CWA Local 101 will work together to achieve the following outreach
and communication goals:
- 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 IUE-CWA Local 101's
Web sites) to the union's employees.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or IUE-CWA Local 101's conferences, local meetings, or other
conferences, classes and education events.
OSHA and IUE-CWA Local 101 will work together to achieve the following goals
related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever IUE-CWA Local 101 leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace
safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on
safety and health issues.
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 both organizations will meet 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 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 of both signatories.
Acting Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administraion
IUE-CWA Local 101