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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Connecticut Construction Industries Association (CCIA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.

OSHA and CCIA hereby form an Alliance to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention through sharing best practices and technical knowledge to promote safe and healthful working conditions for CCIA member-company employees by:

  • Providing CCIA members with information and guidance that will help them protect employees health and safety, by reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards.
  • Increasing access to safety and health information and training resources.

OSHA and CCIA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs on workplace safety issues relevant to CCIA's member-companies.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety courses.
  • Enhance CCIA's current offerings of workplace safety and health curricula.

OSHA and CCIA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information at conferences, events, or through print and electronic media, including links from OSHA's and CCiA's Web sites.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Promote and encourage CCIA member-companies participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP.

OSHA and CCIA 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, workplace safety and health at times when CCIA representatives address groups.
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions to safety issues in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
  • Highlight and publicize success stories of CCIA-member companies through print or electronic media.

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 afford the opportunity for representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and the association of state Consultation Projects to participate as well.

This agreement shall 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 occurrence of all signatories.




Thomas J. Guilmartin
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration




Robert W. Kowalski
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration




Faith Gavin Kuhn
Director of Public Information
Connecticut Construction and Industries Association



Signed: 22 April, 2003