Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region IV


The Alabama Road Builders Association, Incorporated (hereinafter referred to as ARBA), Alabama-Associated General Contractors of America, Incorporated (hereinafter referred to as AlabamaAGC), Safe State of Alabama (hereinafter referred to as Safe State), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer construction work sites in the state of Alabama. OSHA, Safe State, AlabamaAGC and ARBA therefore agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safe State, AlabamaAGC and ARBA agree to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction industry employees by:
  • Providing AlabamaAGC and ARBA members with information and guidance that will help them protect employees health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to Struck By and other hazards encountered by the employees in their work zones.
     
  • Increasing access to safety and health information and training resources.

OSHA, Safe State, AlabamaAGC and ARBA will also work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Develop training and education programs on work zone safety and Struck By issues in both highway and building construction.
     
  • Jointly deliver or arrange for the delivery of work zone safety and Struck By courses.
     
  • Develop workplace safety and health curricula.

OSHA along with Safe State, AlabamaAGC and ARBA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Develop and disseminate information at conferences, events, or through print and electronic media, including links from the OSHA, Safe State, AlabamaAGC and ARBA Web sites.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
     
  • AlabamaAGC and ARBA participants will share industry safety and health-related best practices, as determined by AlabamaAGC, ARBA, OSHA and Safe State personnel, with the same.
     
  • Promote and encourage AlabamaAGC and ARBA members participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, SHARP. In addition, AlabamaAGC and ARBA members/worksites that achieve VPP and SHARP status will act as mentors to AlabamaAGC and ARBA members /worksites that aspire to excellence in safety and health.

OSHA, Safe State, AlabamaAGC and ARBA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Promoting safety and health commitment through speeches and appearances and demonstrating their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever AlabamaAGC and ARBA leaders address groups.
     
  • Share information on best practices of AlabamaAGC and ARBA members/worksites, as determined by AlabamaAGC, ARBA, OSHA and Safe State personnel, with others in the industry through outreach by AlabamaAGC, ARBA, OSHA, and Safe State and also through signatory developed training programs and materials. Promote their implementation through print or electronic media, promotion at conferences, or other means of reaching out to others in industry.
     
  • Perform case studies and publicize their results through print or electronic media, promotion at conferences, or other means of reaching out to others in industry.
     
  • Convene or participate in forums and round table discussions on work zone safety and Struck By hazards to help forge innovative solutions to these issues in the workplace.

An implementation team made up of representatives of these 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. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and the association of state Consultation Projects to participate as well.

This agreement will remain in effect for one year. However, 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 concurrence of all signatories.




 


Roberto Sanchez, Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 


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Henry T. Hagood, Jr., Exec. VP
Alabama - Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.


 


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Ken Nishiyama-Atha, Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 


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George Wilbur Norrell, Exec. Director
Alabama Road Builders Association, Inc.


 


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Allen Williams, Program Manager
Safe State of Alabama


 


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