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AGREEMENT RENEWING THE ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
INDEPENDENT LUBRICANT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers
Association (ILMA) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on February 9, 2004 and renewed on May
23, 2006. OSHA and ILMA will 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 and ILMA Alliance will address hazard communication and safety and health issues related to
above ground storage tanks. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and ILMA recognize that OSHA's State
Plan and On-site 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:
OSHA and ILMA will work together to achieve the following goal 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
(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; and Safety, Health, Environmental and Regulatory
Affairs (SHERA) Committee meetings.
- 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 Programs, On-site Consultation Program 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.
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.
- Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions or stakeholder meetings on
manufacturing industrial hazards and hazard communication to help forge innovative solutions in
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 and any other
appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site 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.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and
M. Powers, CAE
Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association