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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Allentown Area Office, and the Northampton
Community College (NCC), recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster
safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the NCC hereby form an Alliance to provide
students, local businesses, emergency responders and others with information, guidance, and access
to training resources that will help them protect themselves and/or their employees’ health and
safety particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated with emergency
preparedness and response, respiratory protection, means of egress, emergency action plans, fire
prevention and/or addressing the needs of developing and implementation of effective safety and
health programs. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the NCC recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and
Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the NCC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Develop and provide training and education programs for business and industry for preventing
hazards related to emergency preparedness and response, respiratory protection, means of egress,
emergency action plans, fire prevention and/or addressing the needs of developing and implementation
of effective safety and health programs and to provide expertise in communicating such information
to employers and employees.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training sessions at the Northampton
Community College facility. Workplace classes would include: Emergency Response Programs, Safe Means
of Egress, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Programs, Respiratory Protection and others.
OSHA and NCC, will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace
hazards, and to provide expertise in developing innovative ways of communicating such information
through print, electronic media, and electronic assistance tools to employers and employees.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at the Northampton Community College, training sessions, regional
meetings or other events.
- Share non-confidential information among OSHA personnel and the Northampton Community College,
regarding best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by the NCC,
and through OSHA or the NCC developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and
lectures or other applicable forum.
- Promote and encourage participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance,
the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition
- Work with Northampton Community College, participants on specific issues and projects for safety
and health program improvements.
- Encourage the NCC participants/attendees to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area
Offices, State Plan States, and Consultation Projects to address health and safety issues.
OSHA and the NCC, 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 the NCC leaders/instructors 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 health and
safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
The Alliance provides 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. The Alliance will be a valuable tool for both OSHA
and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance, neither the NCC, nor OSHA endorses any
of that 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 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 party 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 parties.
Jean G. Kulp
Occupational Safety and Safety Administration
Allentown Area Office
James F. Dunleavy
Vice President, Finance and Operations
Northampton Community College