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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:
OSHA and the AESC will work together to achieve the following goal related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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’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.
- 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.
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.
Occupational Safety and
Association of Energy Service Companies