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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Consultation Program (NHDES-CP) and New Hampshire Group Workers Compensation Construction Benefit Services Self-Insurance Trust (Trust) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, NHDES-CP and the Trust hereby form an Alliance to provide the Trust's members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing construction related injuries and fatalities. The Alliance will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards, including but not limited to, scaffolding, fall protection, electrical safety, lead and silica. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, NHDES-CP, and the Trust recognize that OSHA's Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, NHDES-CP and the Trust will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for new hires regarding construction safety hazards, including but not limited to scaffolding, fall protection, electrical safety, lead and silica and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training for new hires in the construction industry.

OSHA, NHDES-CP and the Trust 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 Web site) to employers and employees in the construction industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at the Trust's local meetings, or other training events.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the Trust's best practices or effective approaches.

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

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects concerning construction site safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

  • Encourage the Trust's members to build relationships with OSHA's Area Office to address health and safety issues encountered by Trust members during construction activities.

OSHA, NHDES-CP and the Trust 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 the Trust members address groups.

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

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. 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.<




ROSEMARIE OHAR
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration



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STEVEN BEYER
Manager
N.H. Department of Environmental Services Consultation Program



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ROY GREENWALD
President
New Hampshire Group Workers Compensation
Construction Benefit Services
Self-Insurance Trust



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