AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
HARRISBURG and ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA AREA OFFICES
THE AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
AND MEMBER CONTRACTORS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The American Subcontractors Association of Central Pennsylvania (ASACP) and its partnering contractors recognize the value of establishing a 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 particularly in developing and improving written safety and health programs for contractors. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and ASACP recognize that OSHA's State Plan and 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 goals:
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training and education that promotes and describes the benefits of effective safety and health programs.
- Improve ASACP member and other contractor written safety and health programs to effectively control jobsite hazards and eliminate the potential for injury and illness at work.
- Encourage ASACP members to send selected employees to the OSHA 10 or 30-Hour courses for General Industry and Construction.
OSHA and ASACP will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, scheduled training, or other events to promote or raise awareness of occupational safety and health and accident prevention.
- Disseminate information through existing communication tools, including web sites and newsletters. Additionally, stimulate the creation of new resources and tools to foster the development and implementation of effective occupational safety and health programs.
- Promote and encourage ASACP members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
OSHA and ASACP 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 ASACP leaders address groups.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ASACP best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ASACP and through OSHA- or ASACP-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures (or any other applicable forum).
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 quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Harrisburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania Area Offices and ASACP.
This agreement will remain in effect for one year and is renewable for one-year periods with the agreement of all parties. Any signatory may terminate the Alliance 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.
Robert M. Fink
Harrisburg Area Director - OSHA
David M. Roccasecca
Allentown Acting Area Director - OSHA
Robbi-Ann M. Cook
ASA of Central Pennsylvania