Reg 5 - Alliance Agreement - February 1, 2008
AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CALUMET CITY AREA OFFICE
ELECTRICAL JOINT APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING TRUST
The Calumet City Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and EJATT hereby form an Alliance to provide their members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards associated with Arc Blast and Arc Flash, and other hazards associated with the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and EJATT recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and EJATT will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for OSHA compliance officers (CSHOs) and EJATT members regarding the proper installation, maintenance, and on-site management of electrical systems, to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry, and to develop workplace safety and health guidance on “Arc Blast and Arc Flash” training.
OSHA and EJATT will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at EJATT's training facility and other training sessions sponsored by them.
- Participate in the OSHA 10-hour courses sponsored by EJATT.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices for the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical systems.
OSHA and EJATT 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 OSHA leaders address groups.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues regarding the existence of Arc Flash and Arc Blast hazards associated with electrical systems.
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. The team will meet at least three times 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 years from the date of the signing of the agreement. 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 concurrence of both signatories.
Gary J. Anderson
Calumet City Area Office
John Donahue Ed.D., J.D.
Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust