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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The New England Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers (NEA ASSE), recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NEA ASSE hereby form an Alliance to provide NEA ASSE members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to occupational safety hazards such as those associated with machinery operations, electrical equipment, lockout/tagout systems, confined spaces, powered industrial trucks and fall protection.
OSHA and NEA ASSE will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and NEA ASSE will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and NEA ASSE will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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. This Alliance includes Region VIII’s New England Area Chapters: Connecticut Valley, Granite State, Greater Boston, Maine, Nutmeg, and Worcester County Chapters; it does not include the ASSE National organization or any other chapters, areas, or regions.
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. OSHA will encourage Vermont State Plan and OSHA Consultation Projects participation 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 signatories.