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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) recognize the value of continuing their collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and ADA hereby renew their Alliance originally signed on April 12, 2004 and renewed May 18, 2006, to provide ADA members 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 ergonomic hazards. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and ADA recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and ADA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
The information provided by ADA and/or its members is for the purpose of contributing to informed decision-making by the Agency and any other recipients of this information. Information provided by ADA does not constitute an official statement or position by ADA and is not intended by the parties to create any legal obligations for ADA or its individual members. Information provided pursuant to this Alliance Agreement is not intended as a legally binding standard or guideline.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will continue to 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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. 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.