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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE INTEGRATED WASTE SERVICES ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Integrated
Waste Services Association (IWSA) recognize the value of continuing a collaborative relationship to
foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and IWSA hereby renew an Alliance signed
on October 13, 2005 to provide IWSA's members and others, including small businesses, with information,
guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety
associated with the management of municipal solid waste, especially related to hauler safety. In
particular, OSHA and IWSA will promote the annual Hauler Safety Campaign: "Safety – Do It for
Life." Further, OSHA and IWSA will work together to reduce and prevent exposure to electrical
hazards in waste to energy facilities. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and IWSA recognize that OSHA's
State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and IWSA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and IWSA will work cooperatively 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 the IWSA's Web sites)
to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or IWSA's conferences, local meetings, or other events, such
as the North American Waste to Energy Conference and the annual IWSA Health and Safety Seminar.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
IWSA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by IWSA and
through OSHA- or IWSA- developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or
any other applicable forum including outreach events).
- Promote and encourage IWSA's members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs
such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation
Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition 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 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.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on
waste-to-energy worker safety and health issues, waste hauler health and safety issues, and
contractor health and safety 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 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. Any 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 all signatories.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Integrated Waste Services Association
President and CEO
Covanta Holding Corporation
Veolia ES Waste-To-Energy, Inc.
Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.