After the Alliance Program was established in 2002, OSHA held
Program orientation sessions to inform Program participants about the Agency's
compliance assistance activities and cooperative programs. These sessions provided
participants with the opportunity to share information about Alliance-related activities
and successes and network with other Alliance Program participants.
In 2004, OSHA recognized that the Alliance Program participants had interest in
a number of the same topics and issues and the participants' expertise could be
leveraged by bringing them together to discuss these topics and develop related
compliance assistance tools and resources. As a result, OSHA began scheduling
and holding Alliance Program roundtable meetings.