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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Manufacturing Technology Center (MANTEC)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and healthier
American workplaces. OSHA and MANTEC, Inc. hereby form an Alliance to provide Small to Medium size
Enterprise (SME) employers 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 hazards impacting those Pennsylvania employers who comply with the General Industry
standards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and MANTEC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and
Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
MANTEC covers the following counties: Fulton, Franklin, Perry, Cumberland, Adams, Dauphin, York,
Lebanon and Lancaster. MANTEC, Inc. is an Industrial Resource Center (IRC) supported by the
Commonwealth of Pa. through the Department of Community and Economic Development and an affiliate of
the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program of the Commerce Department's National
Institute of Standards and Technology. The MEP is a nationwide network of centers helping smaller
U.S. manufacturers improve their performance and become more competitive. Today's MEP network
delivers services and solutions to small manufacturers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia
and Puerto Rico.
OSHA and MANTEC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Develop training and education programs for occupational safety and health issues relevant to the
MANTEC SME community, as defined by the Commonwealth.
- Deliver and arrange for delivery of occupational safety and health speakers at a semi-annual
presentation to SMEs on OSHA General Industry compliance guidelines.
- Enhance and compliment MANTEC's current offerings of workplace safety and health curricula,
including coverage of OSHA's most frequently cited General Industry standards (e.g. HAZCOM,
recordkeeping, lockout/tagout, electrical), OSHA inspections, and other training opportunities. MANTEC would consider offering additional courses suggested by OSHA.
OSHA and MANTEC will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- (OSHA) Develop and (MANTEC) disseminate information through print and electronic media, including
electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and MANTEC's web sites.
- MANTEC will update its website web page, to link to a wide variety of safety and health resources
offered on OSHA's web page.
- OSHA will assist MANTEC by providing compliance assistance news items for MANTEC's website and
- MANTEC will print an article in "Delivers" (MANTEC's quarterly newsletter) each year.
- MANTEC will highlight and publicize safety and health success stories to its SME. Specific
emphasis will be given to VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) successes.
- OSHA and MANTEC will develop, speak, exhibit, or appear at each others' conferences.
- OSHA will assist MANTEC by suggesting topics for safety conferences and will provide speakers.
- MANTEC will regularly update OSHA about current manufacturing technologies in order to educate and
promote safety in the workplace.
- Promote and encourage SME participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance
assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), Consultation and the Safety and Health
Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
OSHA and MANTEC will work together to achieve the following goals related to
promoting of the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Raise awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to safety and health whenever MANTEC
leaders or OSHA representatives have the opportunity to address SMEs and others about workplace
safety and health.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to help forge
innovative solutions in the workplace.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA to promote 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. In addition, they will meet quarterly 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. 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.
Mathew C. Bole
Acting Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
John W. Lloyd
President and CEO