Region 4 - Alliance Agreement - July 28, 2004
AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
FORT LAUDERDALE AREA OFFICE
THE SAFETY COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Safety Council of Palm Beach County (SCPBC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the Safety Council of Palm Beach County hereby form an Alliance to provide the SCPBC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, by addressing motor vehicle safety, work zone traffic safety and safety and health management systems. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and SCPBC recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the SCPBC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Develop training and education programs for SCPBC members and non-members, regarding safety and health management systems, motor vehicle safety and work zone traffic safety, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training courses for SCPBC members and non-members focusing on safety and health management systems, motor vehicle safety and work zone traffic safety.
OSHA and the SCPBC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of disseminating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the SCPBC Web sites) to employers and employees.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or the SCPBC‘s conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professional regarding SCPBC best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by SCPBC and through OSHA or SCPBC developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or and other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage the SCPBC member’s participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Encourage the SCPBC members to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues including safety and health management systems, motor vehicle safety and work zone traffic safety.
OSHA and the SCPBC 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 SCPBC leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on fleet safety management issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 conduct at least three meetings per year, to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for two (2) years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any reason at any time provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.
Luis R. Santiago
Ft. Lauderdale Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Executive Vice President
Safety Council of Palm Beach
Board of Directors President
Safety Council of Palm Beach