Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD)

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 and renewed on November 28, 2006. 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.

Thomas M. Stohler
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


George Otte
Association for High Technology