The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American
Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recognize the value of continuing a
collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American
workplaces and hereby renew the Alliance originally signed October 2, 2002 and
renewed April 23, 2004, and renewed again July 6, 2006. Through the Alliance,
OSHA and AIHA will provide AIHA’s members and others with information, guidance,
and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health
and safety, particularly by focusing on construction and general industry issues
and emergency response. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and AIHA recognize that
OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part
of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and AIHA will work together to achieve the following outreach and
OSHA and AIHA will also work together to achieve the following goal related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace health and safety:
- Work with OSHA to provide 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 the AIHA’s Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health
professionals regarding AIHA’s best practices or effective approaches, with a
focus on small and medium size businesses, and publicize results through
outreach by AIHA and through OSHA- or AIHA developed materials, training
programs, workshops, seminars, lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or AIHA’s conferences, local meetings,
or other events, including the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo
- Encourage AIHA local sections to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional
and Area Offices to address health and safety issues addressed through the
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that
are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program, including support for
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.
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 health and safety. 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 issues relating to protecting worker health to help forge
innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on health and safety
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 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 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
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Lindsay E. Booher
American Industrial Hygiene Association