The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Red National Cross (American Red Cross) hereby renew the Alliance signed on May 19, 2005. OSHA and the American Red Cross continue to recognize the value of providing safe and healthy American workplaces. Through the Alliance renewal, the organizations will provide employees, including non-English and limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. In particular, the Alliance will focus on emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and first aid training. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and the American Red Cross recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the American Red Cross will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and the American Red Cross will work together to achieve the following
goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and American Red Cross’ Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and the American Red Cross conferences or other events such as the American Red Cross local chapter meetings.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding American Red Cross best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by American Red Cross and through OSHA- or American Red Cross- developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and first aid training that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage American Red Cross chapters to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address safety and health issues including emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and first aid training.
OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary
cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education,
outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety
and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and
its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is
not endorsing any of that party’s products or services; nor does the agency
enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party’s
products or services.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings to discuss emergency preparedness, disease prevention education and
first aid issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to
provide input on safety and health issues.
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. If any products are developed
outside of this agreement they will be under a separate approved plan. In
addition, the team 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, Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine and any
other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage participation by State Plan
States’ and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects’ 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
Edwin G. Foulke,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Senior Vice President
Health and Safety Services
American Red Cross