AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCEBETWEENTHE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATIONU.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABORANDTHE ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY SERVICE COMPANIES
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) agree to renew the Alliance agreement signed March 30, 2005. OSHA and AESC continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. Both groups will encourage AESC members and others in the well site services industry to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources. The Alliance will particularly focus on reducing and preventing exposure to hand and back hazards. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and the AESC recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the AESC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide the expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and AESC’s Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or AESC’s conferences, local meetings, or other industry related events such as annual AESC Tradeshow and Conference.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AESC best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by AESC and through OSHA- or AESC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures.
- Encourage AESC chapters and member company worksites to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues such as hand and back hazards.
OSHA and the AESC will work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace safety issues such as hand and back hazards for well site services employees to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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 Cooperative and State Programs, Directorate of Enforcement 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 party of this Alliance 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 parties.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.Assistant SecretaryOccupational Safety and Health Administration
Kenny JordanExecutive DirectorAssociation of Energy Service Companies