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The Douglas County Fire Department joins with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), the Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Inc. (GUCA), the Georgia Hispanic Contractors
Association (GHCA), Georgia Institute of Technology –Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology
Division (Georgia Tech) and the 1Metro Area Fire Departments (hereafter referred to as
the S.A.F.E. Alliance) in recognizing the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to
advance safety and more healthful American workplaces. The Douglas County Fire Department therefore
agrees to join the S.A.F.E. Alliance to use their collective expertise to help protect employees’
health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to trenching and excavation
hazards. The Douglas County Fire Department agrees to all of the provisions of the original Alliance
signed by OSHA, GUCA, GHCA, Georgia Tech and the Metro Area Fire Departments on September 14, 2004.
In amending this agreement this agreement all participants recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and
Consultation project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.