Region 4 - Alliance Agreement - November 15, 2023


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Fort Lauderdale Area Office and Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida (RCASF) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and RCASF hereby form an Alliance to provide RCASF members and the public with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect workers by reducing and preventing exposure to falls, struck-by, chemical and electrical hazards, as well as other prevalent safety and health hazards in the roofing industry. Additionally, OSHA and RCASF are also committed to helping workers understand issues regarding scaffolding, confined space, heat illness, and their rights and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, OSHA and RCASF will also place emphasis on communicating these issues to vulnerable workers. 

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants also agree to meet the requirements for program participation laid out in 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 available 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 RCASF 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 Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, 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 the RCASF websites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and RCASF local meetings, or other RCASF events such as its Annual RCASF Educational Training Day.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding RCASF's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by supporting OSHA’s Annual Safe and Sound Campaign.
  • Encourage RCASF members to build relationships with OSHA’s Area offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa Florida. 
Training and Education

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

  • Develop effective training and education programs for construction workers regarding fall protection, electrical safety, scaffold safety, confined space safety, steel erection, struck-by, and health hazards and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training  courses.
  • Develop effective training and education programs for RCASF members and others to promote understanding of workers' rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.

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, communication, 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 discuss the responsibilities of the participants, share information on activities, and track results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Fort Lauderdale Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan' and OSHA On-Site Consultation programs' 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 30 days advance written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the written concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 15th of November, 2023.

For the U.S. Department of Labor's
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Fort Lauderdale
Area Office

Condell Eastmond
Area Director

For Roofing Contractors Association
of South Florida (RCASF)

Bridget Keller
Executive Director

For Roofing Contractors Association
of South Florida (RCASF)

Ray Padron