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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB) recognize the value of continuing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and
more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NAHB hereby renew the Alliance signed May 8, 2003 and
renewed October 18, 2005. OSHA and NAHB will continue to provide NAHB members and others in the
residential construction industry, including non-English and limited English speaking employees and
trade contractors, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them
protect employees' health and safety. In addition, the agreement will focus on addressing fall,
electrical, struck-by, and caught in/between safety hazards. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and
NAHB recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part
of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and NAHB will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
OSHA and NAHB will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the residential
construction industry, including non-English and limited English speaking employees and trade
contractors, regarding fall, electrical, struck-by and caught in/between safety hazards and to
provide expertise in communicating such information, in English, Spanish and/or other languages, to
employers and employees in the industry.
OSHA and NAHB 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 in
English, Spanish and/or other languages (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance
tools, and OSHA's and NAHB's Web sites) to employers and employees in the residential construction
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NAHB's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as
the NAHB International Builders Show.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
NAHB's best practices and effective approaches and publicize the benefits of implementing safety
programs and best practices through outreach by NAHB and through OSHA- or NAHB-developed materials,
training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage NAHB members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as
compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects such as fall, electrical,
struck-by and caught in/between safety hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance
- Encourage NAHB's state and local associations and members to build relationships with OSHA's
Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including fall, electrical, struck-by
and caught in/between safety hazards.
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 issues
including: fall, electrical, struck-by and caught in/between safety hazards in the residential
construction industry, to help forge innovative solutions and provide input on safety and health
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 Construction, members of NAHB's Construction Safety
and Health Committee, 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 Health and
Brian C. Catalde
National Association of Home Builders