AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
HARRISBURG AREA OFFICE
THE AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA AND
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 Recognition Program.
- 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 signatories.
Occupational Safety and
ASA Central PA, Inc.