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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Labor-Management Construction Safety Alliance (CSAmembership list attached), recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CSA, hereby form an Alliance to provide construction industry employers and employees with information, guidance, and access to educational resources that will help them protect employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards in the construction industry such as electrical, falls, struck-by, caught-in-between, excavation, confined spaces, scaffolds, falls, and crane hazards.

OSHA and CSA will work together to achieve the following educational goals:
  • Develop and deliver, as necessary, educational programs and seminars on construction-related health and safety issues targeted to the New England construction industry. These educational programs may cover such topics as electrical shock prevention, safe excavation techniques, proper scaffolding, and crane operation safety.
     
  • Deliver, or arrange for the delivery, to building trades workers and employers of the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Program and the OSHA 500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry.


OSHA and CSA 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' and CSAs Web sites.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs and/or CSAs conferences, local meetings, or other workplace safety and health events.
     
  • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in CSAs best practices as jointly determined by OSHA and CSA.
     
  • Promote and encourage CSA members participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Partnerships, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.


OSHA and CSA will work together to achieve the following goal 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 CSA leaders address groups.


OSHAs Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as 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 partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys 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 signatories 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 the signatories.




 


MARTHE B. KENT
OSHA, Regional Administrator


 


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JOSEPH A. DART
President
Labor-Management Construction
Safety Alliance


 


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1 None of the activities addressed in this Alliance were paid for by OSHA under the Susan Harwood grant.