Region 10 - Alliance Agreement - August 28, 2023


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Boise Area Office and The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) of Idaho Falls recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster good safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and CTEC of Idaho Falls hereby form an Alliance to provide CTEC students, faculty, staff, and the public with information, guidance, and access to OSHA training resources. The Alliance aims to reduce and prevent worker exposure to occupational workplace safety and health hazards, address youth employment issues related to safety and health, and educate students on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants also agree to meet the "Fundamental Requirements for OSHA Alliance Program Participants" and the "Guidelines for OSHA's Alliance Program Participants: Alliance Products and Other Alliance Projects."

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, when appropriate, to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the Alliance and measure the impact on improving workplace safety and health. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CTEC of Idaho Falls recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-Site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share information on OSHA's National/Regional/Local Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and Outreach) and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.

  • Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.

  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA and CTEC websites) to employers and workers in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and CTEC conferences, local meetings, or other high school events.

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on youth-worker safety and health topics to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CTEC good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Encourage student participation in workplace safety and health by asking for their input on the progress of the Alliance and the development of specific OSHA 10-hour courses.

  • Collaborate with CTEC on specific issues and projects related to developing OSHA 10-hour courses and delivering training in occupational safety and health to students.

  • Encourage CTEC to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues affecting youth employment.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop construction and general industry OSHA 10 Hour courses for CTEC students.

  • Collaborate with Alliance participants on project to develop high school faculty to become authorized trainers to teach OSHA 10 Hour courses.

OSHA's Alliances provide organizations an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's initiatives, outreach, communications, training, and education. These Alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with an organization, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that organization's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet one to two times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Boise Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States and OSHA On-Site Consultation Programs to participate 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 30 days' written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the written concurrence of all signatories.

Signed this 28th day of August, 2023.

David G. Kearns
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Beverly Hott
CTE/CTS Coordinator
Career & Technical Education Center of Idaho Falls