Region 6 - Alliance Renewal Agreement - August 26, 2010
AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
El Paso Area Office
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center El Paso, Texas
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) El Paso Area Office and The David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center El Paso continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center hereby renew the Alliance signed June 26th, 2008, with a continued emphasis on informing young workers about safety and health on the job. Specifically, both organization(s) are committed to providing David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center members and others 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). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address exposure to fall hazards, struck by, crushed by and electrical hazards. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center 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 goals related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
- To share information on OSHA’s National/Regional/Local Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
- To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
- To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace hazards to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
- To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by providing information and training to youths who are embarking on their careers.
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 young adults regarding hazard awareness in the various careers and vocations they choose to pursue, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
- To develop effective training and education programs for young adults to promote understanding of workers’ rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.
- To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 hour 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 David L. Carrasco Job Corps Web sites) to employers and workers in various industries.
- To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or David L. Carrasco Job Corps conferences, local meetings, or other job-fair type of events.
- To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding safety and health good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
- To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on safety and health that effect the various career paths and vocations that the David L. Carrasco Job Corps offer to the students 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 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 El Paso 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 two years. Either 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 both signatories.
Signed this 26th day of August, 2010.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
John O. Crosby
David L. Carrasco Job Corps