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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) continue to recognize the value of a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and CSDA hereby agree to renew the Alliance signed March 16, 2006 to provide CSDA's members and others in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. Through the Alliance, the organizations will address workplace issues such as electrical safety, hearing protection, and ladder and scaffold safety. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and CSDA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site 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:
  • 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 the CSDA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CSDA's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the CSDA Annual Convention and 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).

  • Promote and encourage CSDA members' or worksites' 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.
OSHA and CSDA will work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction-related issues to help forge innovative solutions in the 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 On-site Consultation Projects' participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 all signatories.


Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Tom Stowell
Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association


Patrick O'Brien
Executive Director
Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association