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Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc
DRAFT – 6/17/09
AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR,
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, Region X
AND
CENTENNIAL CONTRACTORS ENTERPRISES, INC.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region X (Region X OSHA) and Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. (Centennial) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. Region X OSHA and Centennial hereby form an Alliance to provide Centennial employees and others, including non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to training resources. Region X OSHA and Centennial will particularly focus on safety and health issues including fall protection, cranes and rigging, electrical safety, and equipment operation hazards. In developing this Alliance, Region X OSHA and Centennial recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

Region X OSHA and Centennial will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Provide expertise to develop training and education programs for small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees regarding fall protection, cranes and rigging, electrical safety, and equipment operation hazards and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula for small businesses and non-English or limited English speaking employees on electrical safety, cranes and rigging, and equipment operation hazards.
Region X OSHA and Centennial will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and Centennial’s Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or Centennial’s conferences, local meetings or other events such as Centennial’s Safety Day.
     
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Centennial’s best practices or effective approaches. Publicize results through outreach, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
     
  • Promote and encourage Centennial worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, the On-site Consultation Program, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
     
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects related to the construction industry including fall protection, cranes and rigging, electrical safety, and equipment operation hazards that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Region X OSHA and Centennial will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • 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 safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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 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 three 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 concurrence of both signatories.




 
Dean Y. Ikeda
Deputy Regional Administrator
Region X
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration



 
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Brent LeVander
Senior Vice President
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.



 
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