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. OSHA and CMAA hereby renew their Alliance, originally
signed on September 16, 2003 and renewed on February 22, 2006, to 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 renewing this Alliance, OSHA and CMAA recognize that OSHA's State Plan
and On-site 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
- 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 goal 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.
- Promote and encourage CMAA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as
compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and
its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition 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.
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 the 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 On-site 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.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
James B. Singerling, CCM, CEC
Chief Executive Officer
Club Managers Association of America