The Occupational Safety and 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 provide information,
guidance, and access to training resources that will help businesses and safety professionals
protect employees’ health and safety and address issues of importance to general industry and small
business, such as the value of safety and health programs. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and
CBPP recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the
OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CBPP will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
OSHA and CBPP will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of workplace safety and health courses as part of the business
school curriculum through courses such as the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business’
course, "Contemporary Safety/Health Issues for Business."
OSHA and CBPP 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 CBPP’s Web sites)
to employers and employees in general industry and small businesses.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding best
practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CBPP and through OSHA-
or CBPP-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects such as addressing the value
of workplace safety and health programs, especially in general industry and small business, that are
addressed and developed through the Alliance 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 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.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and
publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on the value of
safety and health programs, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace and to provide input
on safety and health issues.
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 and any other
appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA 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 in writing at
any time with the concurrence of both signatories.
Jonathan L. Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
John W. Mayo, Ph.D.
Center for Business and Public Policy