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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region I and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the NFPA hereby form an Alliance to mutually provide NFPA members, OSHA Staff, and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to recognized electrical hazards in the workplace, and understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the NFPA recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives as well as the NFPA’s consensus standards:
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
An implementation team made up of representatives from each organization 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 three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Regional Office, which is a signatory to the Alliance agreement, and of any other appropriate OSHA offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan State and OSHA On-site Consultation Project participation on this team.
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 written concurrence of both signatories.
Signed this 21st day of March, 2011