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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
LAMAR OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Lamar Outdoor Advertising (Lamar) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Lamar hereby form an Alliance to provide Lamar employees and others in the outdoor advertising industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to falls, electrical, struck-by and trenching hazards, as well as hazards related to the operation of aerial lifts. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and Lamar recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and Lamar will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing training and education programs for Lamar employees regarding falls, electrical, struck-by and trenching hazards, as well as hazards related to the operation of aerial lifts, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to others in the outdoor advertising industry.
OSHA and Lamar 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 assistance tools and OSHA's and Lamar's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

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

  • Promote and encourage Lamar's participation in OSHA's cooperative programs, such as Compliance Assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, the On-site Consultation Program, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Work with other Alliance participants on projects to address safety and health issues in the outdoor advertising industry including falls, electrical, struck-by and trenching hazards, as well as hazards related to the operation of aerial lifts.
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.

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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs. 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 State and OSHA On-site Consultation Project 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.
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration



 
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Marthe B. Kent
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and Health Administration



 
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Paul Gagnon
Safety Director
Lamar Outdoor Advertising



 
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Bob Switzer
Vice President of Operations
Lamar Outdoor Advertising



 
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