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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Health Physics Society (HPS) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and HPS hereby agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise both to enhance workplace health and safety, and to assist employers in developing a preventive focus for radiological safety and health issues in workplace environments, especially related to emergency preparedness. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and HPS recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
HPS members have expertise in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits of using radiation, as well as controlling and mitigating radiological hazards in the workplace.
OSHA and HSP will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
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 quarterly 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 Cooperation and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Project's participation on the team.
The information provided by HPS and/or its members is for the purpose of contributing to informed decision-making by the Agency and any other recipients of this information. Information provided by HPS does not constitute an official statement or position by HPS and is not intended by the parties to create any legal obligations for HPS or its individual members. Information provided pursuant to this Alliance Agreement is not intended as a legally binding standard or guideline.
This Alliance 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.