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:
OSHA and CMAA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- 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 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 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'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.
- 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.
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.
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
James B. Singerling, CCM, CEC
Chief Executive Officer
Club Managers Association of America