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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on February 9, 2004. OSHA and ILMA continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. Both groups will encourage employers, including small businesses, to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment. In addition, the OSHA-ILMA Alliance will address Hazard Communication. In reviewing 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 outreach and communication goals:
  • 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 (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and ILMA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ILMA's conferences, meetings or workshops including ILMA's Spring Management Forum, Fall Annual Meeting, Safety, Health, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (SHERA) Committee meetings, and LubeCareŽ Workshops.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ILMA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ILMA and through OSHA- or ILMA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote to the ILMA members the benefits of OSHA's cooperative programs such as Compliance Assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on manufacturing industrial hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

  • Encourage ILMA members' or worksites' to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including industrial hazards in the manufacturing environment.
OSHA and ILMA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on manufacturing industrial hazards and hazard communication to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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 the 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.

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. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.

This renewal will remain in effect for two years. The signatories 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.

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


Celeste Powers, CAE
Executive Director
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association