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HAWAII ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
HAWAII OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH DIVISION, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY &
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE PRIMARY
BUSINESS, SAFETY & HEALTH, AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS
General Purpose of Alliance: To promote awareness and knowledge of safety and health through the joint efforts of the participants with the primary emphasis in the delivery of safety and health training and education for the benefit of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim Community.
Hawaii is centrally located in relation to the nations which collectively comprise the Pacific Rim. Hawaii reflects the many cultures of the Pacific Rim. Hawaii also has a mix of industries and businesses supported by a sophisticated safety and health community. All this makes Hawaii ideal to serve as a model for safety and health and a center of excellence for safety and health training and education within the Pacific Rim.
It is envisioned that businesses and workers of the Pacific Rim countries, but most particularly the businesses, workers, and the community of Hawaii, would collectively benefit from an alliance of responsible business organizations, safety and health associations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies for which the joint goal is promotion of safety and health. Participants recognize that the promotions of safety and health training and education will ultimately better protect workers, reduce costs due to injuries and illnesses, lead to improved work conditions, and result in an institutional improvement in the safety and health profession.
Participants in the Alliance will meet on a regular basis (either quarterly or semi-annually and either in person on via conference telephoning) to assess training and education needs of the occupational safety and health community of Hawaii. Participants will also share best practices and ideas on how the Alliance may provide for enhanced safety for workers and for workplaces which may serve as models of excellence in safety and health. Emphasis will be placed on the development and maintenance of a cadre of safety and health professionals which serve the businesses of Hawaii.
Ideas and consensus recommendations will be promulgated as a workplan which will support the needs of the majority of the participants.
Participation in the Alliance is dependent on the voluntary support of the participants and is non-binding, Participants may choose not to participate at any point they feel the Alliance does not serve their interest.
Once a year, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the progress of the Alliance and ways in which it might be improved.
Connie Hunt, Director
Analysis & Evaluation, OSHA Region 9
Lisa Sisack McKay, Director
OTI Education Center
University of California - San Diego
Karen Nakamura, Executive Vice President
Building Industry Association of Hawaii
National Association of Homebuilders
Gary Wiseman, Executive Director
Associated Building Contractors, Hawaii Chapter
Murray Towill, President
Hawaii Hotel Association
Bill Clifford, President
Ship Repair Association of Hawaii
Tom Goob, President-Elect
American Industrial Hygiene Association, Hawaii Section
American Society of Safety Engineers, Hawaii Chapter
Mary Browne, President
Veterans of Safety, Hawaii Chapter
Garrett J. Boltjes, Jr., Acting Chairperson
Field Federal Safety & Health Council
Samuel S. Dannaway, P.E.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Hawaii Chapter
Chevron Products Co.
Hawaii Stevedores Inc.
Tracy Lawson, CSP, CHST, CSHP
Dick Pacific Construction
Signed: 25 November, 2002
Page last updated: 02/25/2010