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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
between
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
PHILADELPHIA AREA OFFICE
and the
ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
and the
UNITED UNION OF ROOFERS, WATERPROOFERS AND ALLIED WORKERS, LOCAL #30

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Roofing Contractors Association and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local 30 (Roofers Local #30) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, the Roofing Contractors Association and the Roofers Local #30 hereby form an Alliance to provide the members with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to fall, electrical and other roofing industry hazards.

OSHA, the Roofing Contractors Association and the Roofers Local #30 will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for members, apprentices and representatives in areas such as falls, electrical and radiofrequency (RF) hazards, hazardous chemicals and identifying appropriate personal protective equipment needs, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Provide assistance in the delivery of OSHAs 10- and 30-Hour Construction Safety courses to management representatives of the Roofing Contractors Association as well as employee representatives and members of Roofers Local #30.

  • Encourage designated safety representatives of both the Roofing Contractors Association and Roofers Local #30 to qualify and maintain their status as Train-the-Trainers to teach and certify the OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Construction courses.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula in areas such as fall protection, electrical safety, chemical hazard awareness, radio frequency (RF) safety and personal protective equipment to be disseminated to the Roofing Contractors Association and affiliations with a focus on small business employers.
OSHA, the Roofing Contractors Association and the Roofers Local #30 will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating this information such as presenting at National Roofing Contractor Association conferences in addition to providing this information at local member meetings and through electronic media, electronic assistance tools and web sites to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs or the Roofing Contractors Association and Roofers Local #30 conferences, local meetings, or other related events.

  • Share information on best practices or effective approaches as jointly determined by the Alliance members and publicize results through outreach by the Roofing Contractors Association, Roofers Local Union #30 and OSHA.

  • Promote and encourage the Roofing Contractors Association members participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
OSHA, the Roofing Contractors Association and the Roofers Local #30 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 Roofing Contractors Association and the Roofers Local #30 leaders address industry groups.

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results in OSHA, Roofing Contractors Association and Roofers Local #30 newsletters and other media such as local newspapers.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on roofing industry 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 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.

An implementation team made up of representatives of the Alliance members will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Philadelphia Area Office along with designated representatives of the Roofing, Metal & Heating Associates Contractor Members. In addition, quarterly meetings will be held 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 both signatories.

 



 
Al D'Imperio
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration



 
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Richard Harvey
Executive Director
Roofing Contractors Association



 
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Mike OMalley
Business Manager
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local #30



 
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John McGoldrick
Apprentice Coordinator
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local #30



 
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