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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Safety Health and Environmental Division (Georgia Tech) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, GDOL and Georgia Tech hereby form an Alliance to provide small business employers in Georgia 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 hazards in the construction and general industries, by addressing such topics as work zone safety, electrical safety, power tool safety, personal protective equipment safety, trenching/ excavation safety, scaffolding safety, as well as fall protection and roofing. Emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as non-English speaking workers. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, GDOL and Georgia Tech recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, GDOL and Georgia Tech will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA, GDOL and Georgia Tech will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA, GDOL and Georgia Tech will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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.
An implementation team made up of representatives of all three 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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.
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.