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Template for Renewing a National Alliance
AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
[The opening paragraph and overall goals may be modified to reflect the specifics of the Alliance but in general should fit this model.]
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and <Organization Name(s)> continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and <Organization Name(s)> hereby renew [Include the phrase "in part" whenever changes to the goals and/or emphasis areas are occuring] the Alliance signed <Month DD, YYYY,> [and renewed <Month DD, YYYY,> (if applicable)], with a continued emphasis on <specify>. Specifically, <specify: both/each> organization(s) are committed to providing <Organization Name(s)> members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address <specific hazards and/or <specific issues>. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and <Organization Name(s)> recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
[The goals and objectives listed below are broken out by standard goal types (raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initives; training and education; and outreach and communication). In addition, they may be customized to fit the circumstances. Delete any that do not apply.]
Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal<s> related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
[Following are model objectives for this goal. Delete any that do not apply and to the extent possible, make specific those that do, for example, by naming standards or topics/hazards to be addressed.]
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goal<s>:
[Following are model objectives for this goal. Delete any that do not apply and to the extent possible, make specific those that do, for example, by naming the type of course to be developed or the course content.]
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goal<s>:
[Following are model objectives for this goal. Delete any that do not apply and to the extent possible, make specific those that do, for example, by naming specific conferences to attend or the audience(s) to be reached.]
An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization 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. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs [, <other National Office Directorate>, (if applicable)] 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 <specify: two years/other period not to exceed two years>. <specify: Either/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 written concurrence of <specify: both/all> signatories.
Signed this <date> day of <month>, <year>.