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RENEWAL AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) herby renew the Alliance agreement signed on December 4, 2002. OSHA and ASSE continue to recognize the value of working together to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. The organizations will continue to use their collective expertise to help advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge, especially in the areas of ergonomics and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and motor vehicle safety. In addition, the OSHA and ASSE Alliance will address issues that impact non-English speakers and youth employees in the workplace and promote the annual North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and ASSE recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

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.

In addition, the implementation team will continue to meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and the association of state Consultation Projects to participate as well. 

This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration     American Society of Safety Engineers  


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John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary
Date   James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP
President, 2003-2004
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