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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE CLUB MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CMAA hereby form an Alliance to provide CMAA's members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect membership club employees' health and safety especially in the areas of Hazard Communication (HAZCOM), recordkeeping and respiratory protection.

OSHA and CMAA will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Develop and make available training courses, education programs, and "tool box talks" in English and Spanish on HAZCOM, recordkeeping and respiratory protection.
OSHA and CMAA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Develop electronic assistance tools for youth workers and other membership club employees on HAZCOM and respiratory protection and disseminate through print and electronic media and links from OSHA's and CMAA's Web sites.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events such as CMAA's annual meeting and pre-conference workshops.
     
  • Share information with and contribute to CMAA's publications including newsletters and chapter digests regarding safety and health issues, including HAZCOM, recordkeeping and respiratory protection.
     
  • Promote and encourage CMAA's members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation, and SHARP.
     
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on HAZCOM, recordkeeping and respiratory protection that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
     
  • Encourage CMAA's chapters, student chapters, and colonies at colleges and universities to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues and to increase Spanish-speaking employee's access to and understanding of safety and health information and available training resources, including HAZCOM and respiratory protection.
OSHA and CMAA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Participate in forums, roundtable discussions and conferences on youth worker outreach and HAZCOM, recordkeeping and respiratory protection issues, to help forge innovative solutions to raising safety awareness in the membership club industry.
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 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. 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 at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.




 
John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


 
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James B. Singerling, CCM, CEC
CEO
Club Managers Association of America
 


 
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