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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Project BEST (Building Efficiency by Striving Together) hereby renew their Alliance signed January 3, 2008. This renewal agreement fully incorporates all of the terms of the January 3, 2008 agreement, which are continuing in nature.

OSHA and Project BEST continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and Project BEST remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health especially by continuing to provide Project BEST members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. Through the Alliance, the organization will continue to address the four main hazards identified as those causing the most injuries in construction, and the implementation of OSHA’s 1989 Safety and Health Management Guidelines for all participant members. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and Project BEST recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party’s products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will continue to 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. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Charleston Area Office and the West Virginia Consultation Program. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any 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 written concurrence of all signatories.


Jeffrey Funke,
Area Director, CHAO
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


Thomas Cerra, Co-Chairman
Project BEST


Jennifer Burgess,
OSHA Consultation


Orphy Klempa, Co-Chairman
Project BEST