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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Demolition Association (NDA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NDA hereby form an Alliance to provide NDA members and others in the demolition industry, including non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety, by addressing issues such as emergency preparedness and response and fall protection. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and NDA recognize that OSHAs State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and NDA will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on hazards in the demolition industry.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for demolition industry employees, including non-English and limited English speaking employees, on emergency preparedness and response and fall protection.
OSHA and NDA 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 media, electronic assistance tools and OSHAs and NDAs Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs and NDAs conferences and events such as NDAs national conference, safety summits and training sessions.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NDA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NAD and through OSHA-or NDA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage NDA members participation in OSHAs 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 including, emergency preparedness and response and fall protection, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
OSHA and NDA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Raise others awareness of, and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever NDA leaders address groups.

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health, and publicize the results.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on demolition industry issues such as emergency preparedness and response and fall protection to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
OSHAs 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 partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys 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. 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 OSHAs Directorate of Construction, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States and OSHA Consultation Projects participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either 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 both signatories.



 
Jonathan L. Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


 
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