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OSHA's Alliance Program allows participants to establish a formal, voluntary cooperative relationship with the agency to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Upon entering into an alliance, OSHA assigns an alliance coordinator to serve as the agency’s point of contact to the Program participant and regularly communicates information regarding agency rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, compliance assistance resources, and outreach campaigns as appropriate. The agency may also pursue other collaborative activities with the Program participant as agreed to by both parties in the alliance agreement.

Alliance Program participants agree to the following fundamental requirements as a condition of their participation in the Program:

Fundamental Requirements Meets Does Not Meet Notes
Commitment of time and resources:
Alliance Program participants must commit reasonable time and resources to achieve outreach and communication goals and objectives, and complete any other mutually agreed-upon projects.
Communication with OSHA staff:
Alliance Program participants are expected to assign a point-of-contact to OSHA who will:
  • Respond timely to email inquiries/ telephone calls from OSHA staff.
  • Participate in Alliance meetings, as scheduled.
  • Keep OSHA staff informed of any significant communication/outreach or collaboration with any U.S. Department of Labor-affiliated entity or staff (e.g., other DOL agencies, OSHA’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, other DCSP offices, other OSHA directorates, and any OSHA Regional or Area Offices.)
Outreach and Dissemination:
All Alliance Program participants must disseminate information to their members and/or stakeholders (e.g., through email blasts, websites, blog entries, newsletters, case studies, and social media) regarding OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, compliance assistance resources, and outreach campaigns and initiatives
Alliance Activity Reporting:
Participants in Regional/Area Office Alliances must work with OSHA staff to compile Alliance activity information that OSHA staff enter into OIS.
Alliance Projects: For Alliance activities beyond outreach and dissemination, Alliance Program participants must follow the Guidelines for OSHA's Alliance Program Participants: Alliance Products and Other Alliance Projects.      
Worker Representation:
When Alliance Program participants are employers and/or employer groups (e.g., trade associations), they must make a reasonable effort to secure meaningful worker participation in the Alliance. This may be accomplished by several means, including but not limited to, having a union signatory to the Alliance, securing union participation, or other worker involvement in Alliance development and implementation, including involvement in outreach and dissemination activities or any other Alliance projects. Regional/Area Offices should contact the DCSP if they have any difficulties in fulfilling this requirement.
Potential Conflicts of Interest:
Alliance Program participants must not use the Alliance or relationship with OSHA to promote or to imply the agency’s endorsement of their policies, products, or services. Alliance Program participants must also acknowledge that they will not receive any preferential treatment related to any statutory function of the agency.
Logo Use:
Alliance Program participants must abide by all terms and conditions for the use of the Alliance Program logo as specified in OSHA’s Guidelines for Use of the Alliance Logo. In addition, Program participants may not use the OSHA logo on Alliance products or any other materials, as DOL policy only allows its use on OSHA and Departmental materials. Unauthorized use may be an infringement of the Department’s federally protected trademark rights and will be reported to OSHA’s Office of Communications (OOC). (See the agency’s July 25, 2005 Letter of Interpretation.)