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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Keystone Contractors Association (KCA)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
American workplaces. OSHA and KCA hereby form an Alliance to provide KCA 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 unidentified construction
related hazards by addressing safety program and training issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA
and The Keystone Contractors Association recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project
partners are also an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and KCA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs to meet the needs
of the diverse workforce regarding appropriate language, media, and delivery methods. Also to
provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of supervisory and employee hazard identification courses.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on hazard
identification and inspection routines.
OSHA and KCA 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 KCA's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or KCA conferences, local meetings, or construction symposiums
and other events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding KCA
best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by KCA and through
OSHA- or KCA- developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any
other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage KCA members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such
as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health
Achievement Recognition Program.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on common or unique
construction safety issues and that are addressed and/or developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage KCA worksites to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address
health and safety issues, including hazard identification.
OSHA and KCA 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 KCA 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 related
hazard identification and correction 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.
The Harrisburg Area Office will serve as the focal point for coordination of services and events
which may take place outside the Harrisburg Area Office’s geographical jurisdiction.
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. Team members may include representatives from OSHA’s Pennsylvania Area Offices of
Erie, Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre. In addition, representatives will meet at least three times a
year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the
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.
Robert M. Fink
Occupational Safety and
Terrence M. McDonough
Keystone Contractors Association