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AGREEMENT RENEWING THE ALLIANCE
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
NATIONAL MARITIME SAFETY ASSOCIATION
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Maritime Safety Association (NMSA) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on June 23, 2006. OSHA and NMSA will continue to recognize the value of a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. Both groups will continue to provide NMSA’s members and others in the marine cargo handling industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety. The Alliance will particularly focus on intermodal container lashing issues and marine terminal traffic. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and NMSA recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and NMSA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
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 Cooperative and State Programs, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Directorate of Standards and Guidance 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. 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.