Region 4 - Ambassador Document - December 15, 2020

(Formerly the Georgia Youth Alliance)

Since entering into an Alliance on June 19, 2006, with subsequent renewals on December 21, 2011 and September 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), represented by the Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West, and Savannah Area Offices and the 1Sustainable Workforce Alliance have worked together to improve workplace health and safety by sharing information, guidance and access to training resources that address occupational hazards, and promoting understanding of the rights of workers and responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

OSHA and the Sustainable Workforce Alliance continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to improve safety and health practices and programs in American workplaces, and commit to continue their work together through an Alliance Program Ambassador relationship.

In recognition of this ongoing commitment, OSHA will continue to foster an active relationship with the Sustainable Workforce Alliance by:

  • Providing routine communications on enforcement, regulatory, and outreach initiatives.

  • Sharing invitations to and offering opportunities to speak at OSHA Alliance Program and other agency stakeholder meetings or events, such as outreach and training activities through the National, Regional, or Area Office, and the National Alliance Program Construction Roundtable and Forum.

  • Engaging in information sharing and technical discussions, as appropriate, including completing special projects of mutual interest that align with agency priorities and as resources allow.

  • Maintaining the organization’s status as an Alliance Program Ambassador on the agency’s public webpage.

Sustainable Workforce Alliance will continue to foster an active relationship with OSHA by:

  • Sharing information with members and stakeholders on OSHA’s National Initiatives (Enforcement, Regulatory, and Outreach), and encouraging their participation in OSHA’s outreach initiatives and rulemaking processes.

  • Sharing information with members and stakeholders on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.

  • Encouraging Sustainable Workforce Alliance members to build relationships with OSHA’s National, Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.

  • Sharing information with OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the Sustainable Workforce Alliance good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Offering OSHA opportunities to speak, exhibit, or appear at one another’s conferences, local meetings, or other Sustainable Workforce Alliance events.

  • Adhering to requirements laid out in the Alliance Program Directive regarding the prohibition on promoting or to implying the agency’s endorsement of their policies, products, or services, including acknowledging that they will not receive any preferential treatment related to any statutory function of the agency.

  • Abiding by all terms and conditions for the use of the Alliance Program logo as specified in OSHA’s Guidelines for Use of the Alliance Logo.

OSHA’s cooperative programs provide organizations an opportunity to participate in voluntary, collaborative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA’s initiative, outreach, communication, training, and education. These programs have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and participants. By entering into this Ambassador relationship, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party’s products or services.

This Ambassador relationship will remain in effect for the duration of an on-going cooperative association and a good faith effort by all parties to meet the intent of this document and its underlying policies. Any signatory may terminate its participation for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days’ written notice. Termination by one signatory will not nullify the Ambassador relationship with all signatories, with the exception of OSHA; OSHA may terminate the Ambassador relationship as a whole, or its relationship with one or more individual signatories.

Signed this 15th day of December, 2020.

Antione Robinson
Acting Atlanta-East Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Mike Dunham
Chief Executive Officer
Safety, Education & Workforce Development
Associated General Contractors of Georgia

Jeffrey M. Stawowy
Atlanta-West Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Tamara Johnson
Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals

Margo E. Westmoreland
Savannah Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Hilarie Warren
Georgia Local Section – American Industrial Hygiene Association

Lisa Capicik
Safety Director
Brasfield & Gorrie

David J. Moellering
Executive Director
Georgia Highway Contractors Association

Andrew "Drew" Gaskins, CHST, STS
Area Safety Director
Gilbane Building Company

Daniel Maxson
Safety Director
New South Construction


1 Associated General Contractors of Georgia; Brasfield & Gorrie; New South Construction Company; Gilbane Building Company; Georgia Highway Contractors Association; Concerned Beauty & Barber Professionals; and Georgia Local Section - American Industrial Hygiene Association (GLS-AIHA).

Stakeholders will include the following: The Georgia Tech Enterprise innovation Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Georgia Tech); the Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health; the Georgia Tech – OSHA Training Institute Education Center; the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA); as well as the Gwinnett County Public Schools – Academies and Career & Technical Education.