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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
ERIE AREA OFFICE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Lehigh Valley Area Labor-Management
Council (LVALMC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer
and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and LVALMC hereby form an Alliance to provide LVALMC
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 employee injuries and
illnesses. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and LVALMC recognize that OSHA’s Consultation Project
partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and LVALMC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and LVALMC will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for Council members
regarding improvement of workplace safety and health programs, and to provide expertise in
communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of courses/seminars addressing various safety and health
topics, including but not limited to: Effective Safety and Health Programs, Preparing for an OSHA
Inspection, OSHA Recordkeeping Regulations, Top Violated Conditions in Construction and General
Industry worksites, Multi-Employer Worksite issues, and/or others as deemed appropriate for the
members of this Council.
- Encourage LVALMC members to participate in OSHA Training Institute courses offered through the
OSHA Institute an/or through the numerous designated Educational Centers.
OSHA and LVALMC 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 the LVALMC’s web sites)
to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or LVALMC conferences, local meetings, or other Area
Labor-Management Council State-wide chapter events in order to raise awareness of occupational
safety and health and accident prevention.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
LVALMC best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by LVALMC and
through OSHA- or LVALMC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures
(or any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage LVALMC 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.
- Encourage LVALMC members and other Area Labor-Management chapters and/or worksites to build
relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including
implementation of effective safety and health programs and committees.
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.
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever LVALMC 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 safety and
health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and
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 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 all signatories.
Jean G. Kulp
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Michael A. Tirrell
Lehigh Valley Area
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