The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Association for High Technology
Distribution (AHTD) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on November 29, 2004. OSHA and AHTD
continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA and AHTD
remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health
especially by providing industrial workers, supervisors and machine designers with information and
guidance to raise their awareness of the importance of proper selection, use, maintenance and
installation of machine guarding equipment and the use of lockout/tagout. In renewing this Alliance,
OSHA and AHTD 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 continue to meet to
take further action in determining working procedures, and identifying 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.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and
James H. Norton
Association for High Technology Distribution