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(signed September 9, 2003; renewed September 21, 2005; renewed October 15, 2007; renewed August 29, 2012)


(From L-R) Janet Froetcher, President and CEO, National Safety Council, and Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, sign the OSHA and NSC Alliance renewal agreement on August 27, 2012. (From L-R) Janet Froetcher, President and CEO, National Safety Council, and Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, sign the OSHA and NSC Alliance renewal agreement on August 27, 2012.

Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees, including Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, and Nigel Elis, Volunteer, NSC Construction Division, at the Department of Labor on March 8, 2012. Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, with the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting attendees, including Luke George, Manager, Government Affairs, NSC, and Nigel Elis, Volunteer, NSC Construction Division, at the Department of Labor on March 8, 2012.
Through the OSHA and NSC Alliance, both organizations are committed to providing NSC 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). Specifically, the organizations will continue to address motor vehicle safety, construction safety, and injury and illness prevention programs. The Alliances' goals include:

Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

  • To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process through the NSC Web site and NSC publications, such as OSHA Up to Date and Membership News Alert.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction safety issues, transportation safety issues, or best practices in injury and illness prevention programs, such as the OSHA Construction Roundtable, 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 developing a sample policy for employers focused on encouraging worker engagement in hazard identification and developing a best practice document for training and engaging workers on hazard identification and control.

Outreach and communication:

  • 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 OSHA's and the NSC's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NSC's conferences and local meetings, or other events, such as the annual NSC Congress & Exposition.
  • To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on construction or general industry safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

Milestones and Successes


Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)
  • May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Safety Council (NSC) Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the 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. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
  • October 22-24, 2012: National Safety Council Congress & Expo, Orlando, Florida.
    • October 22-24: Exhibitor: OSHA staff.
    • October 22, 2012: Presenters: Joan Spencer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Tampa, FL Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Lowell Randel, Director of Government Affairs, Global Cold Chain Alliance, Alexandria, VA. Presentation: "Ammonia Refrigeration - Effective PSM Strategies."
    • October 22, 2012: Presenters: Dorothy Dougherty, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, USDOL-OSHA; Doug Kalinowski, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), USDOL-OSHA; and Stephen Butler, Director, Office of Maritime Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: "OSHA Current Activities Update."
    • October 23, 2012: Presenters: Joan Spencer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Tampa, FL Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; JoAnn Shea, Director, Employee Health Services, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida; and Manon Short, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. Presentation: "Safe Patient Lifting."
    • October 24, 2012: Presenters: Patrick Showalter, Director, Office of Small Business Assistance, DCSP, USDOL-OSHA; Charlene Sitterly, Program Director, University of South Florida - SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, Tampa, Florida. Presentation: "Safety & Health Assistance for Small and Medium Businesses."
    • October 23, 2012: Presenters: Mark Heffron, Sr. Safety and Health Specialist, Boston, MA Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: "Fall Protection Equipment -Calculating the Fall Distance."
    • October 24, 2012: Presenters: McCoy Davidson, Safety Engineer, Philadelphia, PA Regional Office, USDOL-OSHA; Stacy McAndrews, Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO), Oklahoma City, OK Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; Pete Moellenberndt, CSHO, San Diego, CA Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Kathy Webb, Area Director, North Aurora, IL Area Office, USDOL-OSHA. Presentation: "Most Interesting OSHA Cases."
  • June 13, 2012: Department of Labor Safety Day, Francis Perkins Building, Washington, DC.
    • Exhibitor: NSC representative.
  • May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Safety Council (NSC) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

Related Alliances

Additional Resources

Areas of Emphasis



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