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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) agree to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthy working conditions within the petroleum and petrochemical liquid storage industries. Specifically this Alliance will promote safe tank entry, cleaning, maintenance, and rescue operations and work within and around petroleum and petrochemical liquid storage tanks. The workers include, but are not limited to tank owners and operators, tank maintenance and repair workers, tank contractors and rescue personnel. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, API, and NFPA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, API and NFPA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
An implementation team made up of representatives of each of the 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 quarterly 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. Any signatory may terminate the agreement or their participation in the agreement for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice to the other participants. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.
John Henshaw Date
Occupational Safety and
Red Cavaney Date
President and CEO
American Petroleum Institute
James M. Shannon Date
President and CEO
National Fire Protection Association