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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP)
recognize the value of renewing their collaborative relationship to foster safer
and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and ASACP hereby form an Alliance
to provide ASACP 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 workplace hazards and
addressing construction safety issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and
ASACP recognize that On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part
of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and ASACP will work together to achieve the following training and
education and outreach goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education
programs for member contractors regarding the development and implementation of
effective Safety and Health Management Systems, and to provide expertise in
communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of a Safety and Health Management
Systems Self Assessment Tool to be used by all members to evaluate the
effectiveness of their safety systems and processes.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health
guidance for subcontractors and general contractors regarding multi-employer
worksite roles and responsibilities.
- Increase participation at monthly Safety Committee Meetings.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or ASACP conferences, local meetings,
or other events.
- Promote and encourage ASACP members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s
cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection
Program, On-site Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement
- 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 ASACP Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
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. OSHA will encourage OSHA On-site
Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two 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
Occupational Safety and
ASA Central PA, Inc.