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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE PROFESSIONAL LANDCARE NETWORK
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and PLANET hereby form an Alliance to provide large and small landscape services industry employers and their employees; including youth, low-literacy level, and non-English, speaking workers; with information and guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to manual material handling and slip, trip and fall hazards; and addressing motor vehicle safety issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and PLANET recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and PLANET 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 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.