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Addendum to the
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
AMERICAN ROAD & TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEAT AND FROST INSULATORS AND ASBESTOS WORKERS
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES
LABORERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA
NATIONAL ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATION
NEA – THE ASSOCIATION OF UNION CONSTRUCTORS
SPECIALIZED CARRIERS & RIGGING ASSOCIATION
UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING AND PIPE FITTING INDUSTRY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers (IAHFIAW), International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), NEA – The Association of Union Constructors (NEA), Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC & RA), and United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UAJAPPFI) join with 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) to recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer, drug-free and more healthful American workplaces and protect employees' health and safety. ARTBA, AGC, IAHFIAW, LIUNA, NAPA, NEA, SC & RA and UAJAPPFI therefore agree to join the OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners and IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and the UBCJA Alliance to use their collective expertise to help provide the organizations' 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. ARTBA, AGC, IAHFIAW, LIUNA, NAPA, NEA, SC & RA and UAJAPPFI agree to all of the provisions of the original Alliance OSHA, MSHA and Working Partners and IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE and the UBCJA signed on October 12, 2004. In amending this Alliance, MSHA, Working Partners, IABSORIW, IBB, IUOE, UBCJA, ARTBA, AGC, IAHFIAW, LIUNA, NAPA, NEA, SC & RA and UAJAPPFI recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort
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, MSHA and Working Partners are 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 all of the organizations will meet to develop a revised plan of action, update working procedures, and redefine the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, the team will continue to 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.