The Occupational Safety a nd Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Business and Public Policy (CBPP) recognize the
value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CBPP
hereby form an Alliance to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices
and technical knowledge.
OSHA and CBPP will work together to provide training and education in workplace safety and health by:
OSHA and CBPP will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Working cooperatively to facilitate an active dialogue on safety and health issues by supporting an annual Workplace Safety
Summit held at Georgetown University.
- Participating in the ongoing Industry, Policy, and Safety Seminar Series which brings together leading scholars, business
leaders, and policy officials to discuss research related to issues at the intersection of business and public policy,
especially those issues related to workplace safety and health.
- Encouraging the development of sound research by business and economic scholars to investigate the economic and ethical
dimensions of workplace safety and health.
- Encouraging the advancement of workplace safety and health as a topic for education in business schools' curricula.
- Exploring opportunities for educating the current executive workforce through executive education courses designed to raise
awareness of the business value and competitive advantage associated with excellence in safety and health.
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
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.
- Participating in working group meetings that explore workplace safety and health and other policy issues and create
networks of mutual interest.
- Sharing information to be appropriately disseminated on OSHA's and CBPP' respective Web pages.
- Speaking, exhibiting, or appearing at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. 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
Occupational Safety and
John W. Mayo
Dean and Executive Director
Center for Business and Public Policy
McDonough School of Business