The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and
the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) hereby renew the Alliance signed
on September 23, 2002. OSHA and ABSA will continue to recognize the value of collaborative
efforts to achieve workplace safety. The organizations will work together to share technical
information and best practices in the control and mitigation of biological hazards in the
workplace and to identify emerging biological safety issues and potential methods to address
those issues. OSHA and ABSA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners
are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
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 the 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.
In addition, the implementation team will continue to meet on a regular schedule
to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals
of the Alliance. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the
Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and the Association of
State Consultation Projects to participate as well.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and
will automatically be renewed annually thereafter with the consent of both ABSA
and OSHA. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of
both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written
notice from either signatory.
|Occupational Health and Safety Administration
||American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.
John L. Henshaw
American Biological Safety Association
Elizabeth Gilman Duane