Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region I


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety, Consultation Program (MDOS-CP) and the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, MDOS-CP and ASM hereby form an Alliance to provide ASM members and others, in particular specialty contractors, suppliers and service providers in the commercial construction industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety. The Alliance will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards, including but not limited to, scaffolding, fall protection, electrical safety, lead and silica. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, MDOS-CP and ASM recognize that OSHA's Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, MDOS-CP and ASM will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to develop training and education programs, including but not limited to scaffolding, fall protection, electrical safety, lead and silica, and to communicate such information to employers and employees, in particular specialty contractors, suppliers and service providers in the commercial construction industry.

  • Arrange for the delivery of 10-hour OSHA courses.

OSHA, MDOS-CP and ASM will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's, MDOS-CP's and ASM's Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ASM's conferences, local meetings, or other ASM events.

  • Promote and encourage ASM members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

OSHA, MDOS-CP and ASM will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever ASM leaders address groups.

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.

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 quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 all signatories.




BRENDA GORDON
Area Director
Braintree Area Office



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Monica Lawton
Executive Director
Associated Subcontractors of
Massachusetts



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RONALD E. MORIN
Area Director
Springfield Area Office



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ROBERT J. PREZIOSO
Commissioner
Massachusetts Division of
Occupational Safety



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RICHARD FAZZIO
Area Director
Methuen Area Office



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