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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Savannah Area Office and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Savannah Chapter join with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)- Atlanta-East and Atlanta-West Area Offices, Georgia Institute of Technology –Safety, Health, and Environmental Technology Division (Georgia Tech) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Trench Safety Task Force in recognizing the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to advance safety and more healthful American workplaces. The OSHA - Savannah Area Office and the ASSE – Savannah Chapter therefore agrees to join the OSHA, Georgia Tech and The ASSE – Trench Safety Task Force Alliance to use their collective expertise to help protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to trenching and excavation hazards. The OSHA - Savannah Area Office and the ASSE – Savannah Chapter agrees to all of the provisions of the original Alliance OSHA, Georgia Tech and ASSE – Trench Safety Task Force Alliance signed on October 22, 2004. In amending this Alliance, OSHA, Georgia Tech and ASSE recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
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. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.