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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Institute of Occupational Safety
and Health (IOSH) and Institute of Organizational Security and Technology (IOST) recognize
the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American
workplaces. OSHA and IOSH/IOST hereby form an Alliance to provide the Florida Community
College students and business partnerships with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and
preventing exposure to prevalent workplace hazards in the shipbuilding and repair, landscaping
and horticultural services industries.
OSHA and IOSH/IOST will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and IOSH/IOST will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop training and education programs regarding Weapons of Mass
Destruction (WMD) in Biological, Nuclear, Chemical, and Radiological hazards
for delivery to students, as well as employers and employees in both the public
and private sectors.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety training courses focusing on
effectively addressing hazards in shipbuilding and repair1, as well as the
landscaping and horticultural services industries2.
OSHA and IOSH/IOST will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the
national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media,
including electronic tools and links from OSHA’s and IOSH’s and/or IOST Websites.
IOSH/IOST faculty and business partners will also be encouraged to subscribe to
the OSHA Region IV E-newsletter.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at IOSH/IOST conferences, local advisory meetings,
and other safety related events.
- Share best practices focusing on emergency response and homeland security
related issues, as jointly determined by OSHA and IOSH/IOST of IOSH/IOST
facilities with others and publicize the results through outreach by IOSH/IOST
and through OSHA- or IOSH/IOST -developed training programs and materials.
- Encourage IOSH/IOST faculty and business partners to build relationships with
OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address workplace health and safety 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.
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace
safety and health whenever IOSH/IOST leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on emergency response to help forge innovative solutions in the
workplace to Homeland Security related issues.
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 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 this agreement
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.
James D. Borders
Occupational Safety and
Carol S. Spalding Ed.D.
Florida Community College at Jacksonville
1 Access, Cold and Hot Work, Confined Space Entry, Electrical Work, Ladders, Material Handling,
Painting and Other Coating, Personal Protective Equipment, Scaffolding, and Tools
2 General Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Operating Near Water, Operating Near Overhead
Power Lines, Handling Fuel and Other Chemicals and Maintenance Operations.