The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Concrete Sawing and Drilling
Association (CSDA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer
and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CSDA hereby form an Alliance to provide CSDA
members and other sawing and drilling operators with information, guidance and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. In particular, the agreement
will focus on addressing highway work zone hazards, motor vehicle safety and respiratory protection
for hazards associated with silica. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CSDA recognize that OSHA's
State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CSDA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and CSDA 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 CSDA's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CSDA's conferences, meetings and major industry trade shows
such as the annual CSDA convention and annual World of Concrete.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
CSDA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CSDA and
through OSHA -or CSDA- developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or
any other applicable forum including outreach events).
- Promote and encourage CSDA 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 Recognition 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 the results.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on highway work
zone safety, motor vehicle safety and respiratory protection for hazards associated with silica to
help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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, Directorate of
Construction 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 L. Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association
Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association