THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BRIDGEPORT AREA OFFICE,
HARTFORD AREA OFFICE
GRANITE STATE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Granite State Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (GSC-ASSE) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and GSC-ASSE hereby form an Alliance to help advance a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge, especially in the area of ergonomics and reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), construction safety, and bloodborne pathogens (BBP), hereafter referred to as Alliance Goals. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and GSC-ASSE recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and GSC-ASSE will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide to provide information and guidance that will help protect employee’s health and safety by reducing and preventing employee exposure to the hazards identified under the Alliance Goals.
- Work with OSHA on specific guidance for developing, implementing, or improving programs that will meet Alliance Goals.
OSHA and GSC-ASSE will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication with respect to the Alliance Goals by:
- Work with OSHA to share information through educational opportunities that provide the best and most up-to-date information.
- Work with OSHA to provide opportunities for GSC-ASSE members, with industry-specific expertise in developing, implementing, or improving safety and health programs, to participate in stakeholder groups and other forums and provide input into the development of programs and guidelines for the workplace.
- Establish avenues and procedures for GSC-ASSE members to mentor and assist OSHA personnel in the advancement toward professional certification.
OSHA and GSC-ASSE will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Seek joint opportunities with OSHA to develop and disseminate information at conferences, events and /or through printed or electronic media, including informational links from OSHA’s and GSC-ASSE’s Web sites.
- Promote opportunities to speak, exhibit and/or appear at local or regional conferences, local meetings and/or other events in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the programs.
- Participate in forums and round table discussions to help develop innovative solutions to address these issues in the workplace.
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 three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for one year from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.
MARTHE B. KENT
Occupational Safety and
THOMAS J. NOLAN III
Granite State Chapter- ASSE
Occupational Safety and