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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE INTERNATIONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) recognize
the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and ISEA
hereby form an Alliance to promote worker safety and health in heavy construction workplaces by providing construction
workers and supervisors with information and guidance that will help them protect employees' health and safety, by raising
awareness of the importance of proper selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.
OSHA and ISEA will work together to effect the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and ISEA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace
safety and health:
- Disseminate information to improve worker safety and health and inform users about the appropriate forms of personal
protective equipment for the various hazards. Also, promote the value of using personal protective equipment to mitigate the
hazards of heavy construction. Provide electronic links for users to beneficial materials available on OSHA and ISEA
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, meetings or other events to promote the effectiveness of safety and health
- Promote communication between ISEA and its members and OSHA personnel, including Compliance Assistance Specialists, in
order to stay current with developments in the field.
- Work with other Alliance participants on construction industry projects that are addressed and developed through the
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.
- Collect and share with construction employers, labor, insurance providers, other state and federal government officials,
and safety and health professionals information on the latest equipment technologies and best practices in the selection and
use of personal protective equipment, as determined by OSHA and ISEA, and publicize the results through outreach by ISEA and
through OSHA- or ISEA-developed training programs and materials.
- Continue to develop and promote the business case for safety and health, especially as it relates to the cost benefits of
- Participate in stakeholder and other forums for providing input on safety and health issues.
An implementation team made up of representatives of OSHA and the ISEA 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 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.
Daniel K. Shipp