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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Central Florida
Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (CF-ASSE) recognize the
value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more
healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CF-ASSE hereby form an Alliance to
provide CF-ASSE 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 ergonomics hazards. Emphasis
will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach
groups, such as young workers and those whose primary language may not be
English. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CF-ASSE recognize that the OSHA
Consultation Program is an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CF-ASSE will work together to achieve the following training and
CF-ASSE and OSHA will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education
programs for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, through good
ergonomic programs and practices, and to provide expertise in communicating
such information to employers and employees in general and construction
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA related presentations on
safety and health issues, such as, ergonomic risk factors, MSD’s signs and
symptoms, multi-disciplinary ergonomic committees, and OSHA’s ergonomic
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health
curricula on the topics listed above for hard-to-reach groups, such as
non-English or limited English speaking employees and young workers.
OSHA and the CF-ASSE will work together to achieve the following goals related
to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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 such information (e.g. print and electronic
media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and CF-ASSE’s Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industries.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or CF-ASSE’s events such as seminars,
conferences, networking meetings/sessions, local meetings, etc.
- Promote and encourage CF-ASSE members' participation in OSHA's cooperative
programs such as compliance assistance and the Voluntary Protection Program
(VPP), the University of South Florida Consultation Program and the Safety and
Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Additionally, CF-ASSE members
will be encouraged to attend an OSHA Train-the-Trainer Course on Occupational
Safety and Health Standards.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and safety and health professionals
regarding achieving and maintaining professional certifications.
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.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, stakeholder
groups and other forums, and provide input into the development of ergonomic
programs and MSD guidelines to help forge innovative solutions in the
workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues
An implementation team made up of representatives of all parties 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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s
Tampa Area Office, and CF-ASSE.
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 concurrence of all signatories.
Leslie L. Grove III
Tampa Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
American Society of Safety Engineers
Central Florida Chapter