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


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers E.S. Boulos Co.

SafetyWorks! Maine Department of LaborOccupational Safety and Health Administration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Augusta Area Office, The Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards, Maine 21(d) Consultation Project (Maine 21(d)), The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 567 (IBEW), and E.S. Boulos Company (ESB) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, Maine 21(d), IBEW and ESB hereby form an Alliance to provide IBEW members, ESB employees and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources. These training resources will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to construction related hazards, especially electrical, falls, caught in or between, and struck by hazards.

OSHA, Maine 21(d), IBEW and ESB will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs on construction safety and health issues such as electrical, falls, caught in or between, and struck by hazards.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 and 30 hour construction courses.

OSHA, Maine 21(d), IBEW and ESB 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, Maine 21(d)'s, IBEW's and ESB's Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at IBEW and ESB meetings, or other events such as safety and health related seminars.

  • Promote and encourage IBEW and ESB worksite participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), Consultation, and Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

  • Work with other Alliance participants on issues and projects that focus on construction safety and health issues such as electrical, falls, caught in or between, and struck by hazards which are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

OSHA, Maine 21(d), IBEW, and ESB 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 IBEW or ESB leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

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 and 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.



 
Milton McBreairty
Business Manager
Local Union No. 567
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


 
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Thomas Driscoll
Executive Director
E. S. Boulos Company


 
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Anthony J. Lemire
Acting Area Director
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Augusta, Maine


 
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David E. Wacker
Director
Workplace Safety & Health Division
Maine Department of Labor


 
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