AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
ATLANTA-WEST AREA OFFICE
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CONSTRU-GUIA AL DIA MAGAZINE
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Atlanta-West Area Office and Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine hereby renew the Alliance signed May 11, 2010, and renewed March 25, 2013, and March 20, 2015, with a continued emphasis on providing 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 and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to emphasis the reduction and prevention of construction-related hazards. Emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to the hard-to-reach groups, such as Latino workers.
This renewal agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants may summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.
Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data when appropriate to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to 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 OSHA's 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. OSHA's support will include reviewing, writing and approving safety articles contained in Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine. 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 OSHA's 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 OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's 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 two 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 five 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.
Signed this 22nd day of March 2017.
- Christi Griffin
- Area Director, Atlanta-West AO
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Kevin Kilpatrick
- Constru-Guia Al Dia Magazine