Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)

Douglas J. Kalinowski, Director
Arlene Williams, Deputy Director

The Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs implements OSHA's cooperative programs, coordinates the agency's compliance assistance and outreach activities, coordinates the agency's relations with State Plans, and oversees international issues for OSHA.

DCSP Functions

OSHA Cooperative Program logos: SHARP - Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program Consultation: An OSHA Cooperative Program, Alliance - An OSHA Cooperative Program, OSHA Challenge - A Roadmap to Safety and Health Excellence - An OSHA Cooperative Program, VPP - Voluntary Protection Programs - An OSHA Cooperative Program, Partnership - An OSHA Cooperative Program

OSHA Cooperative Program logos

Cooperative Programs

OSHA offers a number of avenues for businesses and organizations to work cooperatively with the Agency. DCSP implements the following cooperative programs and initiatives:

State Plans

DCSP coordinates the Agency's activities with OSHA-approved State Plans.


For questions related to international safety and health issues, please contact the Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) at (202) 693-4855 or visit their website.

Compliance Assistance and Outreach

The Directorate also coordinates OSHA's outreach and compliance assistance activities, including:

DCSP Offices

  • Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs - Room N3700
  • 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
  • Washington, D.C. 20210
  • (202) 693-2200

Office of International Affairs (202) 693-2200
The Office of International Affairs oversees international issues for OSHA, particularly as they relate to international safety and health. The office is responsible for coordinating OSHA's participation at international fora; representing OSHA at internal and external meetings on international issues, liaising with Departmental agencies and the State Department for technical and policy-related matter and coordinating and facilitating the Department's Visitors' Program.

Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (202) 693-2340
The Office of Outreach Services and Alliances is responsible for coordinating OSHA's compliance assistance and outreach activities and implementing the Alliance Program.

Office of Partnerships and Recognition (202) 693-2213
The Office of Partnerships and Recognition administers the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSPP), and OSHA Challenge.

Office of Small Business Assistance (202) 693-2220
The Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) administers the OSHA On-Site Consultation Program, which offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small- and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. OSBA also coordinates OSHA activity on behalf of small businesses and endeavors to develop and enhance OSHA’s relationships with the small business community.

Office of State Programs (202) 693-2244
The Office of State Programs (OSP) ensures that OSHA-approved State Plans are at least as effective as OSHA in protecting workers and preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths as provided for in the OSH Act of 1970. OSP provides leadership and direction related to the establishment, operation, and oversight of OSHA-approved State Plans, and fosters and promotes a strong working relationship and open communication between OSHA and its State Plan partners.