The Pennsylvania Area Offices of the United States Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education (Bureau of CTE) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the Bureau of CTE hereby form an Alliance to provide Career and Technical Centers and Vocational Technical Schools within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them enhance faculty and students (youth) health and safety education so as to reduce and prevent school related injuries and illnesses today and to these future employees of American workplaces tomorrow. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the Bureau of CTE recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the Bureau of CTE will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and the Bureau of CTE will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and the Bureau of CTE 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. 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 all signatories.
Deputy Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Dr. Lee Burket
Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Department of Education
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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