Region 4 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - March 10, 2017
AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S
FT. LAUDERDALE AREA OFFICE
EL SOL JUPITER’S NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Ft. Lauderdale Area Office and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center hereby renew the Alliance signed February 27, 2015, with a continued emphasis on the construction industry. Specifically, OSHA and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center are committed to providing construction workers with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them understand the rights and the responsibilities of employers and workers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, organizations will continue to address hazards in the construction industry.
This renewal agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants can summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.
Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant 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 to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center Alliance participants recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project 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 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, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on day laborers’ issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 the El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center regarding hazards such as falls, heat-related illness, struck-by, chemicals and electrical safety hazards and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
- To deliver or arrange for the delivery of these courses to the El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center. The El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center will ensure that workers fully support these safety 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, OSHA’s and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center’s Web site) to employers and day laborers.
- Effectively support El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center meetings, or other events and activities.
- To share information among OSHA and El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center and other industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices or effective approaches for day laborer jobs and publicize results through outreach by El Sol and OSHA. Results may include various developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues affecting day laborers that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
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 proven 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 two 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 Ft. Lauderdale Area Office 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 five years from the date of signing. Any signatory may terminate the agreement for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all other signatories.
Signed this 10th day of March 2017.
- Condell Eastmond
- Area Director – Ft. Lauderdale
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Jocelyn Skolnik
- Executive Director
- El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center