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    Title: Alliance Program Goals
    • Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives
    • Training and education
    • Outreach and communication
    • Evaluate effectiveness
    [Includes images of the Alliance and OSHA logos]

    Speaker Notes:

    The Alliance Program focuses on the following goals:

    • Raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, such as participating in various forums and groups to discuss ways of improving workplace safety and health programs and encouraging worker participation in workplace safety and health.

    • Training and education, such as developing training and education programs and seminars aimed at reducing workplace hazards, arranging for the delivery of training, and providing feedback on OSHA training curricula.

    • Outreach and communication, such as creating and sharing compliance assistance materials in English, Spanish, and other languages for workers and/or employers, conducting best practice seminars in support of OSHA's enforcement initiatives, and speaking or exhibiting at conferences and meetings.
    OSHA and the Alliance Program participants develop and provide compliance assistance resources for workers and employers. In addition, the agency uses the Alliance Program to expand its reach into local communities and provide employers and community and worker groups with training courses, products, and services for hard-to-reach workers.

    On July 8, 2010, Assistant Secretary Michaels issued a memo with revised Alliance Program participation criteria. Under the criteria, Alliances must include worker representation by having a union signatory or having worker involvement in the Alliance agreement's development and implementation.

    In addition, Alliance participants and OSHA work together to explore ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance.