Region 4 - Alliance Addendum - June 12, 2009
Addendum to the
GEORGIA STRUCK BY HAZARDS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor,
Georgia Department of Transportation
Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Incorporated
Federal Highway Administration – Georgia Division
Georgia Utility Contractors Association
Association of County Commissioners of Georgia
Georgia Tech Research Institute,
The Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., (Georgia Branch AGC) joins with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Georgia Department of Transportation (hereinafter referred to as GDOT), Georgia Division-Federal Highway Administration (hereinafter referred to as Georgia FHWA), Georgia Highway Contractors Association (hereinafter referred to as GHCA), Georgia Utility Contractors Association (hereinafter referred to as GUCA), Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (hereinafter referred to as ACCG), the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (hereinafter referred to as GTRI), and 3M Corporation (hereinafter referred to as 3M) in recognizing the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to advance safety and more healthful American workplaces. The Georgia Branch AGC therefore agrees to join the OSHA, GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M Alliance to use their collective expertise to help protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in the reduction and prevention of struck by and work zone hazards. Georgia Branch AGC agrees to all of the provisions of the original Alliance signed by OSHA, GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M on December 5, 2006. In amending this agreement all participants recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
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 from the participating 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 three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.
Director, Safety, Education &
Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors