The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Gilbane Building Company recognize the
value of establishing a collaborative relationship to advance safer and more healthful American
workplaces. OSHA and Gilbane Building Company therefore agree to form an Alliance to provide
Gilbane's employees and others in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access
to training resources that will help protect employees' safety and health, particularly in reducing
and preventing exposure to fall hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and Gilbane Building
Company recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of
the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and Gilbane Building Company will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA and Gilbane Building Company will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Provide expertise to OSHA to develop safety and health curricula on fall prevention, and to
provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry. In
addition, Gilbane Building Company will conduct two (2) 30-hour construction safety courses during
each year of the Alliance to Gilbane employees, others in the construction industry and OSHA
OSHA and Gilbane Building Company 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 to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Work with other Alliance participants on construction industry issues and projects that are
addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals
regarding Gilbane Building Company's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results
through outreach by Gilbane Building Company and through OSHA – or Gilbane Building Company's
developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable
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.
- Raise awareness through speeches and appearances and demonstrate Gilbane's commitment to workplace
safety and health whenever the company's leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions to help forge construction safety and
health innovative solutions to employee safety and health issues 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.
Occupational Safety and
Corporate Safety Director
Gilbane Building Company