The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Construction Institute (CI) of the
American Society of Civil Engineers hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on November 3, 2003.
OSHA and CI continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety.
Both groups will encourage employers to increase employee access to safety and health information
and training resources, especially in the area of crane safety, and to incorporate safety and health
issues into the construction/constructability process. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and CI
recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA
OSHA and CI will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
OSHA and CI will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for employees of
civil engineering, construction, and construction engineering and management and consulting
companies regarding crane safety and construction/constructability, and to provide expertise in
communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.
OSHA and CI will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national
dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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 CI's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, and/or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events such as regional
meetings of the Construction Institute or annual meetings of the American Society of Civil
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects that are addressed and
developed through the Alliance Program, especially in the areas of crane safety and
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CI's
best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CI and through
OSHA- or CI -developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other
- Promote and encourage CI's members participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance
assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and
Health Achievement Recognition Program.
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 the 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.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums and roundtable discussions on construction safety issues such as
crane safety and the construction/constructability process to help forge innovative solutions in the
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. OSHA will encourage
State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team. 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 renewal will remain in effect for two years. The signatories 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 all signatories.
Jonathan L. Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers