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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Wilkes-Barre Area Office and The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association (NEPA MAEA) hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants"; continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association hereby renew in part the Alliance signed November 30, 2004, and last renewed on April 5, 2010 with a continued emphasis on providing the Participant members, and others, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help manufacturing businesses protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the Participants will continue to address worker safety issues and employer safety management issues that impact new employees in the workforce, small businesses, and employees with limited or English as a second language challenges. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and the Manufacturers and Employers Association recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both Participants. By entering into an Alliance with any party, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's products or services.