The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the ADSC (International
Association of Foundation Drilling) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed February 22, 2005. OSHA
and ADSC continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. Both groups
will encourage ADSC members and others in the foundation drilling industry, including small
businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees, to increase employee access to
safety and health information and training resources. The Alliance will particularly focus on fall
protection, silica, pinch-point and equipment operation hazards. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and
ADSC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site 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 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 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 Construction, Directorate of Cooperative and State
Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site
Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. 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 all signatories.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling