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
and renewed March 19, 2006. OSHA and CI continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to
achieve workplace safety. Both groups will encourage employers in the construction industry to
increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources 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 On-site Consultation Project partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
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
- 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 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 goal 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 annual and
regional meetings of the Construction Institute, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
- 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
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.
- Convene or participate in forums and roundtable discussions on construction safety issues such
as designing for construction safety to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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, the Directorate of
Construction 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 signatories.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers