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

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    March 10, 2003 - Renewed May 21, 2004


    To promote discussions on workplace safety and health, the Associated General Contractors of Western Washington (AGC) and OSHA's Seattle office will share information, convene forums on injury and illness trends and develop models OSHA can incorporate as industry recommendations.

    Implementation Team Members

    John Carlson - AGC
    Adam Gerson - OSHA



    Evaluation Period


  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Held planning meeting at the AGC office to discuss projects on: February 10, 2005; April 7, 2005; August 4, 2005; and October 6, 2005.

  3. Events and Products

    Training and Education

    • Events

      We jointly conducted an OSHA 10 course for high school students in Puyallup, WA.

      OSHA is scheduled to participate in the OSHA 30-hour courses that AGC is providing. Participation consists of an explanation of what OSHA does, how inspections are conducted, and questions and answers.
    • Products

      No products were developed and were not part of this alliance.
    Outreach and Communication

    • Events

      OSHA serves on the AGC's Safety Steering Committee as a non-voting member.

      OSHA provided a judge for selecting AGC's safety award winners and attended the awards ceremony.
    • Products

      Products were not developed and were not part of this alliance.
    Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health

    • Events

      OSHA and the AGC worked with the Seattle Fire Department and the skilled trades developing a plan to integrate skilled construction personnel into the initial response to natural disasters and terrorist incidents.

      OSHA plans to attend and participate in AGC provided ergonomics training sessions to share information and train OSHA and industry personnel on construction ergonomics hazard solutions. The AGC and OSHA plan to develop ergonomics solution sheets and videos for selected construction activities that can be used locally and nationwide.

      The alliance is in its second year of the two-year renewal. Both OSHA and the AGC of Washington stress the mutual benefits of this alliance and plan to renew the agreement.
    • Products

      Products were not developed and were not part of this alliance.
  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

    Participate in Safety Steering Meetings


    Conducted a safety course for a high school


    Safety Awards Ceremony




  5. Upcoming Milestones

This alliance will be renewed at the appropriate time.