Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region III


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association hereby form an Alliance to provide the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association members and others with training, information, guidance, and access to OSHA resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing employee injury and illness. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Deliver a series of 5 seminars addressing: Ergonomics, Preparing for an OSHA Inspection, Workplace Violence, Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards, and OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to members in order to enhance workplace safety and health programs by requesting OSHA attendance and participation in selected Safety and Human Resources Roundtables.

  • Encourage Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association members to participate in OSHA training courses offered through the OSHA Institute and/or through the designated Educational Centers.

OSHA and the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association conferences, local meetings, or other events in order to raise awareness of occupational safety and health and accident prevention.

  • Promote and encourage Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Encourage the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association’s sister chapters to build alliances/relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices, State Plan States, and Consultation Projects to address health and safety issues.

  • Promote OSHA’s web based resources by linking the OSHA website to the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association web page and to recognize OSHA’s participation with the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association in promoting a safe and healthful workplace.

  • Disseminate new or updated OSHA information through existing communication tools, including web sites and news letters, and to explore new resources for providing such information to the member organizations.

OSHA and the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association 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 the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association leaders address groups.

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues 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 proven 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 one-year and is renewable for one-year periods with the agreement of both 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 both signatories.



 
Andrew Hedesh
Wilkes-Barre Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


 
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Darlene J. Robbins - President
Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers
and Employers Association


 
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