The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Little Rock Area Office, the Arkansas OSHA
Consultation Program, and the Arkansas River Valley Association, recognize the value of establishing
a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, the
Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the Arkansas River Valley Association hereby form an
Alliance to provide employers who hire teens with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees’ having health and safety, particularly in reducing
and preventing exposure to slips, trips and fall hazards and personal protective equipment (PPE)
issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the Arkansas
River Valley Association recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the Arkansas River Valley Association will work
together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the Arkansas River Valley Association, will work
together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop training and education programs regarding teen safety and health issues or targeted to
employers who employ teens.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of courses addressing slips, trips and fall hazards and
personal protective equipment (PPE) issues.
OSHA, the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and Arkansas River Valley Association will work
together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue of workplace
safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic tools
and links from OSHA’s, and the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program’s Web sites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at the Russellville conference.
- Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA, the Arkansas River Valley
Association the and the Arkansas Consultation Program with others in the industry and publicize the
results through outreach by the Arkansas River Valley Association, the Arkansas Consultation Program
and through OSHA or Arkansas River Valley Association-developed training programs and materials.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and
developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage the Arkansas River Valley Association and employers of students to build relationships
with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including youth safety
and health programs.
OSHA’s Alliance provides 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 product or services.
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever the Arkansas OSHA Consultation Program, and the Arkansas River Valley Association leaders
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on youth safety
and health 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 all organizations involved in the Alliance will
meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and
responsibilities of the participants. In addition the parties 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 until December 31, 2005. Signatories may terminate it for any
reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at
anytime with the concurrence of parties involved.
Paul J. Hansen, Jr.
Occupational Safety and
Director of Labor