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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SAFETY PANEL
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Telecommunications Safety Panel (NTSP) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to encourage safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the NTSP1 hereby form an Alliance to provide telecommunications employees with information, guidance and access to training resources and to share best practices and technical knowledge to address ergonomic issues in the telecommunications industry. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and NTSP recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the NTSP will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
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 and/or teleconference at least quarterly 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 and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team. The NTSP will also encourage membership companies with union employees to solicit input and feedback on success stories for work procedures and processes from union leadership.
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.
1NTSP member companies supporting the Alliance with OSHA include SBC, Verizon, Qwest, Sprint, BellSouth, AT&T, Cincinnati Bell, ALLTEL, AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless, McLeod USA.