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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) recognize the value of
establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful
American workplaces. OSHA and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce hereby form
an Alliance to provide the Chamber members 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. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the Chamber
recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the Chamber will work together to achieve the following training and
- Develop training and education programs on occupational safety and health
issues relevant to Chamber members.
- 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 the members of this Chamber.
- Encourage Chamber members to participate in OSHA Training Institute courses
offered through the OSHA Training Institute and/or through the numerous
designated Educational Centers.
OSHA and the Chamber will work together to achieve the
following outreach and communication goals:
- Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media,
including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and the Chamber's
- The Chamber will continuously update its web page, to link to a wide
variety of safety and health information that offers OSHA compliance
- OSHA will assist the Chamber by providing compliance assistance news items
for posting on its web page.
- The Chamber will highlight and publicize safety and health outreach
sessions and success stories to its membership.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at Chamber 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 Chamber members' or worksites' 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 Chamber best practices or effective approaches and
publicize results through outreach by the Chamber and through OSHA or Chamber
developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or
any other applicable forum).
- Encourage Chamber members 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 the Chamber 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 the Chamber leaders or OSHA representatives have the
opportunity to address Chamber members and others about workplace safety and
- 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 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 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
P. Timothy Phelps
TriCounty Area Chamber