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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Associated General Contractors of Mississippi (AGC-MS) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and AGC of Mississippi hereby form an Alliance to provide AGC of Mississippi 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 exposure to struck-by hazards, as well as other prevalent hazards in the construction industry such as falls, electrical, crush-by and caught-in hazards. Emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as non-English speaking workers. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and AGC of Mississippi recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and AGC-MS will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs on struck-by hazards, as well as other prevalent hazards in the construction industry such as falls, electrical, crush-by and caught-in hazards.

  • Develop training and education programs on struck-by hazards, as well as other prevalent hazards in the construction industry such as falls, electrical, crush-by and caught-in hazards for non-English speaking workers.

OSHA and AGC-MS 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 AGC of Mississippi's Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at the AGC State Convention, and locals meeting.

  • Promote and encourage AGC-MS members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and AGC-MS, of AGC-MS worksites with others in the industry and publicize the results through outreach by AGC-MS and through OSHA or AGC-MS developed training programs and materials.

OSHA and AGC-MS 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 AGC-MS leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on communication issues with non-English speaking workers on construction industry issues such as, falls, electrical, crush-by and caught-in between and struck-by hazards, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

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 quarterly 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.




Clyde P. Payne
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration



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Dan Hensarling
President
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi



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Perry Nations
Executive Director
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi



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Rachael Rutland
Safety Director
Associated General Contractors of Mississippi



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