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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE

BETWEEN

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
PROVIDENCE AREA OFFICE

AND

THE SAFETY ALLIANCE FURTHERING EDUCATIONAL
RESOURCES IN RHODE ISLAND

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Safety Safety Alliance Furthering Educational Resources in Rhode Island (SAFER) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and SAFER hereby form an Alliance to provide SAFER 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 exposure to construction hazards. OSHA and SAFER will strive to meet the needs of the Rhode Island construction industry by providing information, assistance, and training that will enable employers, employees, and trainees to successfully eliminate and reduce the hazards associated with working in the construction industry. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and SAFER recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and SAFER will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
 
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for SAFER affiliated individuals and companies, and others regarding construction safety and health and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of monthly roundtable meetings.
     
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on construction safety.
SAFER and OSHA 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) to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or SAFER’s conferences, local meetings, or other events.
     
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding construction safety and health best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by SAFER and through OSHA- or SAFER developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
     
  • Promote and encourage SAFER 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 on construction safety and health that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
     
  • Encourage SAFER members to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address construction health and safety issues.
OSHA and SAFER members 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 SAFER leaders address groups.
     
  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
     
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction health and 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 SAFER and OSHA will meet to establish goals of the Alliance. 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 will encourage the Rhode Island OSHA Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.





This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate their membership in this alliance for any reason provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of the signatories.

 


 
PATRICK J. GRIFFIN
Area Director
Providence Area Office


 
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ROBERT KUNZ
Corporate Safety Director
Dimeo Construction


 
Date


 
CHRISTINE LYNCH
Vice President
Horton Construction Company


 
Date


 
AL MIRABITO
Vice President
J Carr & Sons, Inc.


 
Date


 
JOHN MURPHY
Safety Officer
H Carr & Sons, Inc


 
Date


 
MAURICE J. DEVINE
Corporate Safety Director
HART Companies


 
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CASEY A. BUSHWAY
Site Safety Director
Dimeo Construction


 
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BRIAN HOXSIE
Corporate Director of Safety
New England Construction


 
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JOANNE CAMERON
Corporate Safety
National Lumber Company


 
Date


 
GLENN E. NARROW, CSP
AVP Risk Control


 
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MARKO KAAR
Risk Engineering Consultant
Zurich Services Corporation


 
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JOHN W. CONROY
Director of Safety
Arden Engineering Contractors


 
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SHAWN C. CARVALHO
Safety Manager
Shaumut Design & Construction


 
Date


 
FRED SANTANIELLO
Account Executive
NE Institute of Technology


 
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BETSEY THOMSON
Risk & Safety Management


 
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ANDREW THOMSON
President
Risk & Safety Management


 
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SAM BRUSCO
Manager
Brusco Design & Renovation


 
Date


 
RICHARD AUSTIN
Consultant
Austin/Pisano EHS&E Consulting


 
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GEORGE TUETKEN
Director of Safety
Century Drywall, Inc


 
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ROBERT J. BOISSELLE
President
ABC Rhode Island Chapter


 
Date


 
TERRI MACLEAN
Human Resources Administration
Dimeo Properties, Inc.


 
Date


 
JASON BERARD
Safety Director
Cardi Corporation


 
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AMELIA CANTO
Claims Administrator
Cardi Corporation


 
Date


 
DANIEL DELLA GIUSTINA
Corporate Safety Director
Consigli Construction Company


 
Date


 
SARAH THURLOW
HR Generalist
Gem Plumbing & Heating


 
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STEVE SWEET
Safety Compliance Manager
Thielsch Engineering


 
Date


 
ROGER BRUCE
Safety Director
Perini Building Company


 
Date


 
ANDREW BROOKS
Safety Inspector
Advanced Building Concepts


 
Date


 
REMI FLUETTE
Health & Safety Manager
PJ Keating Company


 
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NANCY HUGHES
Chief of Operations
Dimeo Construction


 
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THOMAS E. FUREY
President
Furey Roofing & Construction


 
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LORI A. CORSI
Director of Accounting
Dimeo Construction


 
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WILLY NOPWASKY
Site Safety Manager
Dimeo Construction


 
Date


 
DAVID DRISCOLL
Site Safety Manager
Dimeo Construction


 
Date


 
DOUGLAS MARCHESSAULT
Project Manager
Harold Glass


 
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