Region 6 - Renewal Agreement - March 15, 2021


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oklahoma City Area Office, the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), OSHA Consultation Division, and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association (OMCA) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA, ODOL, OSHA Consultation Division, and OMCA hereby renew the Alliance signed 3/30/2016 and renewed 4/3/2018, with a continued emphasis on providing OMCA members and others information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers.. Specifically, both organization(s) are committed to providing OMCA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect 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 reducing and preventing exposure to excavation hazards, struck-by and crushed by-hazards, exposure to silica, confined space hazards, heat and cold related illnesses, and other issues, as well as promote an understanding of the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance’s activities. Alliance participants also agree to meet the requirements for program participation laid out in the “Fundamental Requirements for OSHA Alliance Program Participants” and the “Guidelines for OSHA’s Alliance Program Participants: Alliance Products and Other Alliance Projects.”

Through the Alliance, the organizations will use 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, including but not limited to member surveys, to evaluate the Alliance and measure the impact on improving workplace safety and health. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA, ODOL and OMCA recognize that OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and share information about the products and activities of the Alliance shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Raising Awareness: Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • Share information on OSHA’s National/Regional/Local Initiatives (Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, Outreach), and opportunities to participate in initiatives and the rulemaking process.
  • Share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
  • Develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and communicate such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA and OMCA’s websites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and OMCA’s conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on fall prevention and trenching and excavation safety, among others, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding construction safety good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by attending training sessions.
  • Develop and disseminate case studies on construction safety and publicize their results.
  • Encourage OMCA member companies to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives:

  • To develop effective training and education programs for workers, supervisors, and administrators to promote understanding of workers’ rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, the responsibilities of employers and communicate such information to workers.
  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of the following courses: Fall prevention, Trenching and Excavation Safety including Competent Persons training, Silica dust, Confined Space including Competent Person training, Hot & Cold Weather Exposure Safety, Electrical Safety.

OSHA’s Alliances provide organizations an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA’s initiatives, outreach, communication, training, and education. These Alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with an organization, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that organization’s products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet one to 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 Oklahoma City Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage OSHA On-Site Consultation programs’ participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for three 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 15th day of March, 2021.

Steven Kirby
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Doug Walker
Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association

Leslie Osborn
Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor