Region 8 - Alliance Agreement - February 27, 2008
AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
ENGLEWOOD AND DENVER AREA OFFICES
OSHA TRAINING INSTITUTE, ROCKY MOUNTAIN EDUCATION CENTER AT
RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Rocky Mountain Education Center at Red Rocks Community College (RMEC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and RMEC hereby form an Alliance to provide RMEC associates 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 a variety of general industry and construction hazards in Colorado.
OSHA and RMEC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of quarterly construction and general industry seminars (eg, highway workzone safety, oil and gas well drilling and servicing, residential construction, fall protection, trenching and excavations, electrical safety, machine guarding and lockout/tagout, etc.).
OSHA and RMEC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and RMEC's Web site) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding RMEC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects (eg, Highway Workzone Safety, SafetyFest of the West, etc.), of interest to Colorado employers, 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 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. 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.
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 concurrence of both signatories.
OSHA Englewood Area Office
Richard E. Hawkins
Rocky Mountain Education Center
OSHA Denver Area Office