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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CASF hereby form an Alliance to provide CASF members and others in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety. In particular, the Alliance will focus on reducing and preventing hard to reach workers exposure to falls, trenching and excavation, scaffold, confined space, struck by, steel erection and electrical hazards and other prevalent safety hazards in the construction industry. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and CASF recognize that OSHAs State Plan and Onsite Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, to the extent its resources permit, and CASF will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Develop training and education programs for construction safety and health issues such as fall protection, trenching and excavation, steel erection, struck-by and electrical, scaffold and confined space safety.

  • Develop training and education programs in English and Spanish, addressing a wide range of construction safety and health issues such as fall protection, trenching and excavation, steel erection, struck-by and electrical, scaffold and confined space safety.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the training and education programs in English and Spanish, on construction industry safety and health issues such as fall protection, trenching and excavation, steel erection, struck-by and electrical, scaffold and confined space safety.
OSHA, to the extent its resources permit, and CASF will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • 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 OSHAs and CASFs Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs or CASFs conferences, local meetings, and other safety events, such as the Construction Safety Expo.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CASFs best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CASF and through OSHA or CASF developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage CASF members or worksites participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Onsite Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Encourage CASF members to build relationships with OSHAs Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.
OSHA, to the extent its resources permit, and CASF will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction industry safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
OSHAs 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 partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys 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 signatories.

 


 
Luis R. Santiago
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


 
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John Siegle
Executive Vice President
Construction Association of South Florida


 
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