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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and HealthWorks, the
Occupational Medicine Department of Lehigh Valley Hospital, recognize the value
of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
American workplaces. OSHA and HealthWorks hereby form an Alliance to provide
Lehigh Valley business and industry and others with information, guidance, and
access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and
safety, particularly in reducing and preventing employee injuries and illnesses.
OSHA and HealthWorks will work together to achieve the following training and
- Develop training and education programs on occupational safety and health
issues relevant to Lehigh Valley business and industry.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of courses/seminars addressing various
safety and health topics, including but not limited to: Preparing for an OSHA
Inspection, Effective Safety and Health Programs, OSHA Recordkeeping
Regulations, Top Violated Conditions in Construction and General Industry
worksites, Multi-Employer Worksite issues, and/or others as deemed appropriate
for Lehigh Valley business and industry.
- Encourage Lehigh Valley business and industry to participate in OSHA Training
Institute courses offered through the OSHA Training Institute and/or through the
numerous designated Educational Centers.
OSHA and HealthWorks will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media,
including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and the HealthWorks'
- HealthWorks will continuously update its web page, to link to a wide variety
of safety and health information that offers OSHA compliance assistance.
- OSHA will assist HealthWorks by providing compliance assistance news items for
posting on its web page.
- HealthWorks will highlight and publicize safety and health outreach sessions
and success stories to Lehigh Valley business and industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at HealthWorks conferences, local meetings, or other
occupational safety and health events in order to raise awareness of
occupational safety and health and accident/incident prevention.
- Promote and encourage Lehigh Valley business and industry participation in
OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, Partnerships, and the
Voluntary Protection Program, the Consultation Program, and its Safety and
Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health
professionals regarding HealthWorks best practices or effective approaches and
publicize results through outreach by HealthWorks and through OSHA or
HealthWorks developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and
lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Encourage Lehigh Valley business and industry to build relationships with
OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to share technical expertise about industry
practice and to address health and safety issues.
OSHA and HealthWorks will work together to achieve the following goals related
to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Raise awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety
and health whenever HealthWorks leaders or OSHA representatives have the
opportunity to address Lehigh Valley business and industry and others about
workplace safety and health.
- Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety
and health and publicize their results.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings 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
their roles. 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
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
Carmine Pellosie, D.O., M.P.H.