The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA) hereby form an Alliance to provide MCOHA members in particular non-English or limited English speaking employees and others, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help reduce the number of Hispanic workers killed and injured in work-related accidents caused by exposure to common general and construction industry hazards such as falls, amputations, electrical, struck-by/crushed-in as well as hazards associated with worker response to workplace emergencies such as fires and chemical spill emergencies. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA) recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and MCOHA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and MCOHA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and MCOHA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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 two years from the date signing. 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 both parties.
Signed this 29th day of March 2007.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Patricia K. Clark
Parsippany Area Office
Tarrytown Area Office
Region 2 Hispanic Coordinator
Labor Standards and Safety Enforcement
New Jersey Department of Labor
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs (MCOHA)
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