Alliance Agreement - September 09, 2003


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the NSC hereby form an Alliance to provide the nation's employers and employees, including Hispanic and youth workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. Through the Alliance, the organizations will work to improve health and safety in the workplace, particularly in helping to reduce traffic collisions and related worker deaths and injuries, provide first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training in the workplace, and deliver and implement safety and health management system programs.

OSHA and NSC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and NSC's Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences or other events such as the NSC's Annual Congress & Expo and generate other opportunities for OSHA and NSC leadership to speak to safety and health professionals.

  • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health practitioners in NSC's best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and NSC.

  • Promote and encourage NSC member participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Work with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to facilitate joint outreach activities with NSC Chapters in order to address safety and health issues, including vehicle safety, first aid, CPR and AED training, and safety and health management system programs.


OSHA and NSC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:


  • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever the NSC leaders address groups.

  • 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, volunteer relationships, or stakeholder meetings related to vehicle safety, first aid, CPR and AED training and safety and health management system programs to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.


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.


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 quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States and OSHA Consultation Projects participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give notice 30 days written notice. The agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.





John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


Alan McMillan
President and CEO
National Safety Council