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OSHA and Guam Alliance for Safety and Health
On October 17, 2002, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Region 9; the OSHA Region 9 Education Center, University of California in San Diego; the Guam Community College (GCC); the Government of Guam, Department of Labor, Onsite Consultation Program; the U.S. Air Force, Ground Safety Office; the U.S. Navy, Construction Contract Safety and Health and Navy Occupational Safety and Health; the U.S. Army, Guam National Guard; the Guam Contractors Association; the Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association; and the Guam Chamber of Commerce formed the Guam Alliance for Safety and Health.
The goal of the alliance was to promote awareness and knowledge of safety and health through the joint efforts of the participants. The primary emphasis was on the delivery of safety and health training and education for the benefit of employers and employees in Guam. The alliance focused on the following: training and education, best practices, workplace models of excellence in safety and health, effective communications with immigrant workforce, and the development of safety and health professionals for the island.
OSHA Region IX has decided to conclude the Alliance as of July 31, 2009. OSHA and the alliance members will continue to work together through other avenues to promote awareness and knowledge of safety and health.
A number of successes resulted from the organizations' work together to meet the agreement's goals; including:
* The Alliance members participated in the 9th Annual Island Safety Conference. Highlights included opening remarks by the Region IX Regional Administrator; and OSHA 10 Hour General Industry and OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Program Courses.