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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Orange-Ulster, Putnam/Northern Westchester
and Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and the New York State Department of
Labor On-Site Consultation Program (NYS ON-SITE) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative
relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, BOCES, and NYS ON-SITE
hereby form an Alliance to provide BOCES members, students and others with information, guidance,
and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ safety and health,
particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to Construction and General Industry hazards such
as falls, electrical, struck-by/ caught in / between, amputations, lead and silica exposures,
ergonomic, and workplace violence among young workers.
In developing this Alliance, OSHA and BOCES recognize that OSHA’s New York State On-Site
Consultation Program is an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, BOCES, and NYS ON-SITE will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA, BOCES, and NYS ON-SITE will work together to achieve the following outreach
and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for BOCES students
and staff regarding hazards that might be encountered in the workplace, such as falls, electrical,
struck-by/caught-in between, amputations, lead and silica exposures, ergonomic, and workplace
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on hazards
encountered in both construction and general industry.
- Work with OSHA to provide BOCES faculty with the OSHA Construction and General Industry
Train-the-trainer courses, so that they will be authorized to deliver the OSHA 10 and 30-hour
courses, and provide the students with the 10 and 30-hour courses and issue course completion cards.
OSHA, BOCES, and NYS ON-SITE will work together to achieve the following goals
related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating information on the
recognition and prevention of workplace hazards such as print and electronic media, including
electronic assistance tools and links from the OSHA and BOCES web sites, to teachers, students, and
employees – especially young workers.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA’s 10 and 30-hour Construction and General Industry
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s and BOCES conferences, local meetings, or BOCES Component
School Districts events, such as annual Career Days and Safety and Health Fairs.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and faculty regarding BOCES best practices or effective
approaches and publicize results through outreach by BOCES and OSHA, and through OSHA or BOCES -
developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures.
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.
- Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever OSHA, BOCES, and NYS ON-SITE leaders address groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on the
effectiveness of different communication modes as applied to various audiences, with respect to
safety and health topics, to help forge innovative solutions in the field of safety and health
An implementation team made up of representatives of each signatory organization 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. At least one of these
meetings will be in person.
This Alliance will strive to broaden its impact by reaching out to other organizations that share
similar education goals and training standards. The Implementation Team will consider
requests-to-participate that come from other BOCES Districts. These BOCES Districts will be accepted
into the Alliance, as full Alliance participants, and will sign the Alliance Signatory Page, if
there is a consensus among the Implementation Team members that this organization's participation
will further the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect 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.
Signed this 15th day of July, 2005
Patricia K. Clark
Dr. James T. Langlois
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
OSHA Tarrytown Area Office
Dr. James M. Ryan
OSHA Albany Area Office
Dr. Robert J. Hannah
NYS Department of Labor
Division of Safety and Health
On-Site Consultation Program