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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (Metro NY AIHA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Metro NY AIHA hereby form an Alliance to provide Metro NY AIHA members, youths and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will inform them about workplace health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards in areas related to youth employment such as the fast food industry in order to address issues such as but not limited to, electrical safety, workplace violence, chemical safety and traffic safety. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and Metro NY AIHA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and Metro NY AIHA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for youths regarding but not limited to, electrical safety, workplace violence, chemical safety and traffic safety, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on but not limited to electrical safety, workplace violence, chemical safety and traffic safety.
    OSHA and Metro NY AIHA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
    Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the NY Metro AIHA Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or Metro NY AIHA's conferences, local meetings, or other events.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Metro NY AIHA best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NY Metro AIHA and through OSHA or Metro NY AIHA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage Metro NY AIHA members or worksites participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on workplace safety for teens that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

  • Encourage other AIHA chapters and worksites to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including, but not limited to workplace violence, chemical safety, electrical safety and traffic safety.

OSHA and NY Metro AIHA 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 Metro NY AIHA leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on youth workplace safety and health such as workplace violence, electrical safety, chemical safety and traffic safety 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 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. 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.

Signatories

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Patricia K. Clark
Region Administrator, Region 2
Occupational Safety and Health Administration





Krishna Menon
President
Metro NY AIHA





Richard Mendelson
Manhattan Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration





Robert Kulick
Avenel Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration





Diana Cortez
Tarrytown Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration





Patricia Jones
Long Island Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration