<<< Back to Region I Alliance Logo
Link to Printing InstructionsPrinting Instructions
 
OSHA Seal

AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
HARTFORD AREA OFFICE
AND
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
AND
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
OFFICE OF APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the State of Connecticut, Division of Occupational Safety (CONN-OSHA) and the State of Connecticut Office of Apprenticeship Training (CTOAT) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and healthful American workplaces. OSHA, CONN-OSHA and CTOAT hereby form an Alliance to provide employees and others in the State of Connecticut with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them to protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to electrical, caught between, struck-by, falls and trenching hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, CONN-OSHA and CTOAT recognize that OSHA’s Consultation Projects partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, CONNOSHA and CTOAT will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for CTOAT members regarding electrical safe work practices, scaffolding, trenching, fall protection, caught-in-between, struck-by hazards and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the Electrical, Plumbers and Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Apprenticeship Programs.
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of Train the Trainer courses.
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on Electrical Work Safe Practices.
OSHA, CONN-OSHA and CTOAT will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the CTOAT Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
OSHA, CONN-OSHA and CTOAT will work together to achieve the following goals related to promote the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever OSHA, CONN-OSHA, and CTOAT leaders address employee groups.
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions and stakeholder meetings to provide input on safety and health issues for the Electrical, Plumbers and HVAC Apprentice Programs.
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 the 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 all three organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs. 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 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.


 


 
MARTHE B. KENT
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety
Health Administration


 
Date


 
PATRICIA H. MAYFIELD
Commissioner
Connecticut Department of Labor


 
Date


 
C. WILLIAM FREEMAN
Area Director
Hartford Area Office
Occupational Safety and  Health
Health Administration


 
Date


 
RICHARD PALO
Director
Connecticut Department of Labor
Division of Occupational Safety and Health