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(signed June 14, 2004; renewed July 31, 2006; concluded June 14, 2008)


(L to R) Bruce Phillips, Senior Fellow Regulatory Studies, NFIB Research Foundation; Todd Stottlemyer, President and CEO, NFIB; Edwin G. Foulke Jr., then-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; and Jeff Koch, Vice President, Member Benefits, NFIB; meet to discuss the OSHA and NFIB Alliance on November 29, 2006.
(L to R) Bruce Phillips, Senior Fellow Regulatory Studies, NFIB Research Foundation; Todd Stottlemyer, President and CEO, NFIB; Edwin G. Foulke Jr., then-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA; and Jeff Koch, Vice President, Member Benefits, NFIB; meet to discuss the OSHA and NFIB Alliance on November 29, 2006.

(L to R) Jeff Koch, Vice President, Member Benefits, NFIB; Todd Stottlemyer, President and CEO, NFIB; George Yogurtian, Program Manager, Arizona, NFIB; Susan FitzHenry, Manager, Member Benefits, NFIB; Bill Willson, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and Thomas Head, Manager Sales and Product Development, Member Benefits, NFIB; in the NFIB and OSHA exhibit booth at the 2006 NFIB Small-Business Summit.
(L to R) Jeff Koch, Vice President, Member Benefits, NFIB; Todd Stottlemyer, President and CEO, NFIB; George Yogurtian, Program Manager, Arizona, NFIB; Susan FitzHenry, Manager, Member Benefits, NFIB; Bill Willson, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; and Thomas Head, Manager Sales and Product Development, Member Benefits, NFIB; in the NFIB and OSHA exhibit booth at the 2006 NFIB Small-Business Summit.

Through the Alliance, OSHA and NFIB will make health and safety information and compliance assistance resources available to all employers, especially small and independent businesses, and communicate the need for the implementation of safety and health management system programs in the workplace. The Alliance's goals include:

Outreach and communication:

  • Work with other Alliance participants on safety and health issues and projects that impact small and independent businesses, especially safety and health management programs, which are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
  • Develop and promote accessible and easy-to-use tools to encourage and help small business owners create and implement effective safety and health management programs in the workplace.
  • Assist in the testing and development of safety and health resources for small businesses.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on independent businesses' safety and health issues including safety and health management programs, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases


Activities and Events
  • October 20-26, 2008: 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. The National Federation of Independent Business and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labors Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program,  the Week focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The NFIB and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • April 24, 2007: NFIB Area Workers' Comp & OSHA Meeting, Monroe, Louisiana. Alex Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's regulations, safety programs and inspections.
  • April 17, 2007: NFIB Area Workers' Comp & OSHA Meeting, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Alex Novas, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on OSHA's regulations, safety programs and inspections.
  • August 8-9, 2006: 2006 OSHA Annual Consultation Conference, Dallas, Texas.
    • Lee Anne Jillings, then-Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA; Ron Tom, Manager, Texas Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program and Joann Natarajan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VI, Austin, Texas Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, participated in the Onsite Consultation: Participating in Alliances workshop. The workshop was presented twice.
  • June 18-20, 2006: 2006 NFIB Small-Business Summit, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC.
    • OSHA and NFIB shared an Alliance exhibit booth during the conference.
  • July 2005 April 2006: NFIB Area Action Council Workers' Compensation Meetings. Through the OSHA and NFIB Alliance, OSHA representatives spoke during the NFIB's Area Action Council Workers' Compensation Meetings and provided small business owners with information on OSHA's compliance assistance activities and resources, Hispanic outreach and On-site Consultation Program. [List of Meetings...]

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

  • A Safe Workplace is a Drug-Free Workplace. An Alliance-developed article discussing drug-free workplace programs that is on NFIB's Tools and Tips webpage. This page contains a database of business articles with information and tips for small-business owners.
  • A Safe, Sober Holiday Message for Employees. An Alliance-developed article focusing on the consequences holiday drinking at workplace parties or other company-sponsored events can have on the employer and employees of an organization.
  • Can You Say "Work Safely" in Espaol? An Alliance-developed article focusing on OSHA's Hispanic compliance assistance tools and resources that address safety and health issues in the workplace. The article also includes links to Hispanic-related safety and health information on OSHA's and NFIB's Web sites.
  • Consultation Helps Small Businesses Establish Safety and Health Programs. An Alliance-developed article on OSHA's Consultation Program; a free confidential on-site service that employers can use to learn about potential hazards at their worksites and establish or improve safety and health management programs.
  • Helping Small Businesses Benefit from Being Drug-Free. An Alliance-developed article about the U.S. Department of Labor's Web tool, "The Drug-Free Workplace Program Builder," which helps small businesses develop customized drug-free workplace policies and programs.
  • OSHA's Standard Interpretation Letters. An Alliance-developed article on OSHA's collection of standard interpretation letters, which constitute the agency's official responses to written questions about compliance with its requirements.
  • Send Your Employees a Safe and Sober Message This Holiday Season. An Alliance-developed article discussing the appropriateness of having alcohol at workplace parties or other company-sponsored events that is on NFIB's Tools and Tips webpage.
  • "When Safety Is Your Business." An Alliance-developed article on an Arizona-based fire safety company that discovered the benefits of being drug-free and is taking steps to encourage other small businesses to follow suit.
  • Workplace Violence: Training Young Workers in Preventive Strategies. An Alliance-developed article discussing the need for training on preventing workplace violence that is on NFIB's Tools and Tips webpage. This page contains a database of business articles with information and tips for small-business owners. The page also includes links to other OSHA resources on preventing workplace violence.
  • Youth Employment: Expanded Protections for Youth Working in Cooking, Roofing and Driving. An Alliance-developed article on the Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division's final regulations implementing changes to employment rules for youth. The regulations expand protections for youth working in restaurant cooking, roofing, driving and other areas.

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