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|Addendum to the
AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE BOARD OF CERTIFIED SAFETY PROFESSIONALS
THE COUNCIL ON CERTIFICATION OF HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGISTS
The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) joins with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) in recognizing the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to advance safety and more healthful American workplaces. CCHEST therefore agrees to join the OSHA and BCSP Alliance to use their collective expertise to help enhance safety professionals' education and professional expertise and promote the value of increasing safety competency in the workplace. CCHEST agrees to all of the provisions of the original Alliance OSHA and BCSP signed on September 26, 2003. In amending this Alliance, OSHA, BSCP and CCHEST 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.
An implementation team made up of representatives of all of the organizations will meet to develop a revised plan of action, update working procedures, and redefine the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, the team will continue to meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Directorate of Construction and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.