The purpose of the Alliance orientation session is to inform Program participants about the Agency's compliance
assistance activities and cooperative programs. Paula White, Director of Cooperative and State Programs, leads a lively discussion of the
Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, Strategic Partnerships, Voluntary Protection Programs, OSHA's
compliance assistance, and, of course, the Alliance Program. An added benefit of the session is the chance to meet other participants in the
program and make connections across Alliances.
|Alliance representatives at the
Winter Alliance Program Orientation session
Winter - Alliance Orientation.
March 18, 2004. Representatives from four Alliances participated in the Alliance Program Quarterly Orientation session.
Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented Compliance Assistance and Cooperative Programs:
Expanding OSHA's Impact for the attendees. She described OSHA's compliance assistance efforts and cooperative programs. Ms. White also
discussed OSHA's 2003 - 2008 Strategic Management Plan, which sets goals and strategies that build on the Agency's successes and enhance its
work for the future. OSHA's cooperative programs, including the Alliance Program, are integral to the Agency's ability to meet the goals of
the plan. In addition, she reviewed OSHA's compliance assistance tools, MyOSHA and Quick Start, and the Alliance Web site. She encouraged the
participants to visit the sites for valuable information.
OSHA's Deputy Assistant Secretary, Gary Visscher, USDOL-OSHA, joined the group and expressed his support for the Alliance Program. Mr.
Visscher asked new Alliance participants to share the goals of their Alliance and participants to share their experiences and the successes
that have resulted from working to meet the goals of their Alliance agreements.
- Winter - March 18, 2004. Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare,
Health Physics Society, National Hearing Conservation Association, and the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute.