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AGREEMENT RENEWING 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 the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) recognize the value of continuing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces and, therefore renew the Alliance signed on September 16, 2003. Through the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA will provide CMAA's members and others, including small businesses, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect membership club employees' health and safety including non-English or limited English speaking and youth workers. In particular, the Alliance will continue to focus on addressing Hazard Communication (HAZCOM), recordkeeping and respiratory protection issues. In addition, the organizations will address safety and health issues related to membership clubs' landscaping and horticultural activities. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CMAA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and CMAA will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education courses and toolbox talks in English and Spanish on HAZCOM, recordkeeping, respiratory protection and landscaping and horticultural activities and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
OSHA and CMAA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • 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 CMAA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CMAA's annual events, local meetings, or other events such as CMAA's World Conference on Club Management and Leadership/Legislative Conference.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CMAA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CMAA and through OSHA- or CMAA- developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage CMAA's members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Program.

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects, including HAZCOM, recordkeeping, respiratory protection and landscaping and horticultural activities 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 including non-English or limited English speaking and youth workers access to and understanding of safety and health information and available training resources, including HAZCOM, recordkeeping, respiratory protection and landscaping and horticultural activities.
OSHA and CMAA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions or stakeholder meetings on small business, non-English or limited English speaking and youth worker outreach and HAZCOM, recordkeeping and respiratory protection issues and landscaping and horticultural activities, to help forge innovative solutions in workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 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 at any time with the concurrence of both signatories.

 



 
Jonathan Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration



 
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James B. Singerling, CCM, CEC
Chief Executive Officer
Club Managers Association of America



 
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