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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Alaska Regional Office, Anchorage
AND
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company - SERVS & TCC/llc

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and SERVS & TCC/llc recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and SERVS & TCC/llc hereby form an Alliance to provide SERVS & TCC/llc 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 Marine Oil Spill Response hazards and/or addressing Hazwoper issues.

OSHA and SERVS & TCC/llc will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Develop training and education programs on Marine Oil Spill Response issues or targeted to SERVS & TCC/llc.
     
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of Marine Oil Spill Response courses.
     
  • Develop workplace safety and health curricula on Marine Oil Spill Hazwoper Response.
OSHA and SERVS & TCC/llc will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic tools and links from OSHA’s and SERVS & TCC/llc’s Web sites.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at SERVS & TCC/llc conferences, local meetings, or other Safety / Training events.
     
  • Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals in SERVS & TCC/llc best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and SERVS & TCC/llc.
     
  • Promote and encourage SERVS & TCC/llc members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP.
     
  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and SERVS & TCC/llc, of SERVS & TCC/llc worksites with others in the industry and publicize the results through outreach by SERVS & TCC/llc and through OSHA- or SERVS & TCC/llc -developed training programs and materials.
     
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on Oil Spill Response that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
     
  • Encourage National Spill Response Co-Op’s to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including National OSRO’s.
OSHA and SERVS & TCC/llc 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 SERVS & TCC/llc 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 Oil Spill Response Hazwop Training 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. In addition, they will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years, signatories 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.



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Randall White
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration
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Rod Hoffman
SERVS Regulatory Manager
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
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Jerry McDonald
TCC/llc QA / Project Manager TCC/llc
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