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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
ATLANTA-WEST AREA OFFICE
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
CONSTRU-GUIA AL DIA MAGAZINE

The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Atlanta-West Area Office and Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine hereby form an Alliance to provide Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine readers and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to construction-related hazards. Emphasis will be placed on effectively communicating these issues to the hard-to-reach groups, such as Latino workers. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine recognize that OSHAs State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partner is an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHAs and the Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine Web sites) to employers and workers in the construction industry. Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine will publish a workplace safety section four times a year with the assistance of OSHA personnel. OSHAs support will include reviewing, writing and approving safety articles contained in Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine. Beginning in FY 2011, OSHA will work cooperatively with the editorial board of Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine on the selection of topics of the safety articles. Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine is published quarterly and has a national circulation of over 170,000 copies.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs or Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine conferences, local meetings, or other construction-related events.
     
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine best practices or effective approaches, and publicize results through outreach by Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine and through OSHA- or Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine -developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
     
  • Promote and encourage Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine readers participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that partys products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization 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 team members will include representatives of the Atlanta-West Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects participation on the team.

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 written concurrence of all signatories.



 
Andre C. Richards
Area Director, Atlanta-West AO
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Kevin Kilpatrick
Publisher
Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine


 
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