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Template for Renewing a National Alliance

(approved 7/8/10)


AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
<ORGANIZATION NAME(S)>

[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 Labors 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 OSHAs 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 OSHAs 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 OSHAs Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal<s> related to raising awareness of OSHAs 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.]
 
  • To share information on OSHAs National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
     
  • To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
     
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on <specify topic/hazard> to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
     
  • To encourage worker participation in workplace safety and health by <specify efforts to be undertaken>.

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.]
  • To develop effective training and education programs for <specify audience> regarding <specify hazard(s) or issue area(s)>, and to communicate such information to constituent employers and workers.
     
  • To develop effective training and education programs for <specify audience> to promote understanding of workers rights, including the use of the OSHA complaint process, and the responsibilities of employers and to communicate such information to workers and employers.
     
  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of <specify> courses.
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.]
  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHAs and the <Organizations> Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
     
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs or <Organization(s)> conferences, local meetings, or other <specify> events.
     
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding <specify Organization(s)> good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
     
  • To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on <specify issue, industry, or audience> that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
     
  • To develop and disseminate case studies on <Insert topic/hazard> and publicize their results.
     
  • To encourage <Organization(s) chapters/worksites> to build relationships with OSHAs Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including <specify>.
OSHAs Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHAs rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. 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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that partys products or services.

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>.




 
<Name>
Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health


 
Date


 
<Name>
<Title>
<Organization Name>


 
Date