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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION,
THE MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION,
THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLICY'S WORKING PARTNERS FOR AN ALCOHOL- AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BRIDGE, STRUCTURAL ORNAMENTAL AND REINFORCING IRONWORKERS
THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAKERS
THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS OF AMERICA
The U.S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-free Workplace Program (Working Partners) and the International Association of Bridge, Structural Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers (IABSORIW), the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB), the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer, drug-free and more healthful American workplaces and protect employees' health and safety. OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners and IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and the UBCJA hereby form an Alliance to provide IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA members and the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them understand the benefits of drug-free workplace programs and protect employees' health and safety. The organizations will particularly focus on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the workplace. In developing this Alliance, MSHA, Working Partners, IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners and IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and UBCJA will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
An implementation team made up of representatives from OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners and the 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 Science Technology and Medicine, 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. 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.