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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CLEVELAND AREA OFFICE
CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Cuyahoga County
Board of Health (CCBH) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative
relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and
CCBH hereby form an Alliance to provide restaurant owners, county employees,
teen workers and other members with information, guidance, and access to
training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of
employees working in the restaurant industry, particularly in area of reducing
and preventing exposure to workplace hazards, including, but not limited to
lacerations, trips, slips, falls, burns, electrical hazards and chemical
overexposures. In developing this Alliance OSHA and CCBH recognize that OSHA’s
Ohio State Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA
OSHA and CCBH will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA and The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will work
together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education
programs for restaurant employees and teen workers working in the food service
industry, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Assist in delivering or arranging for specific safety courses for employees
and member companies of the CCBH.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health
curricula for employees in the food service industry, this includes but is not
limited to promoting first aid and medical attention for emergencies.
OSHA and The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will work together to achieve the
following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the
recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in
developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic
media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and CCBH’s websites) to employers
and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s and CCBH conferences, local meetings,
or other Cleveland Area Restaurant Association events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health
professionals regarding The Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s best practices or
effective approaches and publicize results through outreach and developed
materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other
- Promote and encourage restaurant owners and/or worksites’ participation in
OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary
Protection Program, OSHA Partnerships and OSHA Onsite Consultation.
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 The Cuyahoga County Board of Health
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on food service worker safety issues to help forge innovative
solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health 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 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 one year. 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.
Area Director, Cleveland A.O.
Occupational Safety and
Terrence M. Allan, R.S., M.P.H.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health