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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE INDEPENDENT LUBRICANT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturer's Association (ILMA)
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA
and ILMA hereby form an Alliance to provide ILMA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to metal
working and industrial hazards, in the manufacturing environment. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and ILMA recognize that
OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and ILMA will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
OSHA and ILMA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop training and education programs on the safe and proper use of lubricant products.
OSHA and ILMA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace
safety and health:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links
from OSHA's and ILMA's Web sites.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or ILMA events such as ILMA's Spring Management Forum, Fall Annual Meeting, Safety,
Health, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (SHERA) Committee meetings, and LubeCareŽ Workshops.
- Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in best practices or other effective approaches, as
jointly determined by OSHA and ILMA.
- Promote and encourage ILMA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the
Voluntary Protection Programs, and Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Share information on best practices in lubricant manufacturing and distribution, as jointly determined by OSHA and ILMA,
with others in the industry and promote awareness of occupational hazards through ILMA's product stewardship program--LubeCareŽ.
- Work with other Alliance Program participants on projects on industrial hazards related to metal working and other health
and safety issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage ILMA member companies to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety
issues, including industrial hazards related to metal working.
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 industry awareness and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever ILMA leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on lubricant issues to help forge
innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both OSHA and ILMA 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 Cooperative and State Programs 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 OSHA or ILMA may terminate this agreement for any reason at any
time, provided a 30-day written notice is given to the other party. This agreement may be modified at any time with the
concurrence of both signatories.
Occupational Safety and
Celeste M. Powers, CAE
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association