The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Abbott Laboratories recognize the value of establishing a
collaborative relationship to advance safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Abbott Laboratories hereby agree
to form an Alliance to use the groups' collective knowledge and work with stakeholders to develop information and increase
access to training resources in order to help improve the safety and health of employees in the healthcare industry.
OSHA and Abbott Laboratories will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Partner with business schools to develop and integrate safety and health presentations and business case study materials
into MBA level executive education seminars.
- Develop and incorporate materials into business school curricula that communicate the business value and competitive
advantages associated with the implementation of comprehensive safety and health programs in the workplace.
OSHA and Abbott Laboratories will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goal:
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events such as OSHA's outreach events.
OSHA and Abbott Laboratories will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on
workplace safety and health:
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues in the
healthcare industry to help forge innovative solutions to hazards in the workplace.
- Work with stakeholders in the nursing home community to develop practical programs and processes for reducing injuries and
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to safety and health business case studies
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
quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will
include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices and the
Region V Administrator and other appropriate Region V Area Directors. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA
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 concurrence of both signatories.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Robert D. Morrison
Corporate Environment, Health, Safety & Energy