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




The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Maritime Trades Council of Greater Boston and New England AFL-CIO (MTC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and MTC hereby form an Alliance to provide MTC's members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, including but not limited to, falls, struck-by, caught in or between, and electrical hazards, as well as lead and silica exposures. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and MTC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

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

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for MTC's members regarding falls, struck-by, caught in or between, and electrical hazards, as well as lead and silica exposures and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety training courses.

OSHA and MTC 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 MTC's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or MTC's conferences, local meetings, or other events such as safety training sessions.

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

OSHA and MTC 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 MTC leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on falls, struck-by, caught in or between, electrical hazards, and lead and silica exposures to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

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. 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. 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.





MARTHE B. KENT
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration




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GERARD DHOOGE
President
Maritime Trades Council of Greater Boston and New England AFL-CIO




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DAN KUHS
Vice President
Maritime Trades Council of Greater Boston and New England AFL-CIO




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