Reg 4 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - March 5, 2013
AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor,
Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah, GA, Area Offices,
Georgia Department of Transportation,
Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Incorporated,
Federal Highway Administration – Georgia Division,
Georgia Utility Contractors Association,
Georgia Tech Research Institute, 3M Corporation,
Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.,
Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Power,
Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, Pike Electric, LLC,
National Safety Council, Georgia Chapter,
Ansco & Associates, LLC,
Governor's Office of Highway Safety
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Area Offices in Georgia, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Georgia Division-Federal Highway Administration (Georgia FHWA), the Georgia Highway Contractors Association (GHCA), the Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA), the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health Division (GTRI), 3M Corporation (3M), the Georgia Branch, Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.(Georgia Branch, AGC), Lamar Outdoor Advertising (Lamar), Georgia Power, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), Pike Electric, LLC., the National Safety Council, Georgia Chapter (NSC), Ansco & Associates, LLC, and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (hereafter referred to as the Georgia Struck by Alliance) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the Georgia Struck by Alliance hereby renew the Alliance signed on December 5, 2006, with a continued emphasis on protecting workers from struck by and work zone hazards. Specifically, these organizations remain committed to providing employers and employees in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and members of the Georgia Struck by Alliance recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings addressing successes resulting from this Alliance to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to ensure information is effectively disseminated.
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- To develop effective training and education programs for employers and employees regarding struck-by hazards and other work zone issues, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of work zone safety and struck by training courses.
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the Georgia Struck by Alliance member's Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at Georgia Struck by Alliance member's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Georgia Struck by Alliance member's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. 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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's products or services.
An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization 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 team members will include representatives of the OSHA Area Offices in Georgia and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 5th date of March, 2013.
Atlanta-West Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health
Keith Golden, P.E.
Georgia Department of Transportation
Atlanta-East Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health
Georgia Highway Contractors