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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CLEVELAND AREA OFFICE
THE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COUNCIL OF NORTHEAST OHIO
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Construction Safety Council of
Northeast Ohio recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and
more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and The Construction Safety Council of Northeast Ohio
(CSCNEO) hereby form an Alliance to provide CSCNEO members and others with information, guidance,
and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety,
particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction jobsite hazards and addressing
safety and health management systems. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CSCNEO recognize that
OSHA’s Consultation partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CSCNEO will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and CSCNEO will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting
the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of monthly safety and health presentations.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop and communicate workplace safety and health
management system components.
- 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 CSCNEO’s web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or CSCNEO’s conferences, local meetings, or other sponsored
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
construction industry best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach
by CSCNEO and OSHA.
- Promote and encourage CSCNEO members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs
such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and
Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects in the construction industry
that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage CSCNEO members to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address
health and safety issues, including safety and health management systems.
OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA for purposes such as 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 CSCNEO leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction
industry 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. OSHA will encourage
Ohio Onsite Consultation’s 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.
Agreed this day, June __, 2007.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Stephen M. Kinn
Construction Safety Council of Northeast Ohio
Ohio On-site Consultation Program
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