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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
FT. LAUDERDALE, JACKSONVILLE AND TAMPA AREA OFFICES
AND
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS OF FLORIDA,
SOUTH FLORIDA - ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA, CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA
AND
FLORIDA CRANE OWNERS' COUNCIL, INC.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida (ABC), South Florida Associated General Contractors of American (AGC), Construction Association of South Florida (CASF), and the Florida Crane Owners' Council, Inc. (FCOC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, ABC, AGC, CASF, and the FCOC hereby form an Alliance to provide ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC 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 building crane accidents and improving building crane safety. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for crane owners, crane operators, riggers and other construction workers directly or potentially exposed to cranes regarding building crane safety, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC will deliver or arrange for the delivery of training focused on crane safety. The ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC will ensure that their workers fully support these crane safety training courses.
     
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety curricula focusing on the primary causes of building crane accidents.
OSHA, ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • 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 the ABC's, AGC's, CASF's, and FCOC's Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at the ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC conferences, annual meetings, local meetings, or other events.
     
  • Share information among OSHA, ABC, AGC, CASF, FCOC and other industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices or effective approaches for building crane safety and publicize results through outreach by ABC, AGC, CASF, FCOC and OSHA. Results may include: various developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, lectures or any other applicable forum.
     
  • Promote and encourage ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
     
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on building crane safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
     
  • Encourage ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including building crane safety. The Alliance participants anticipate interest from other groups and Alliance members will encourage other entities that support the Alliance goals to participate.
OSHA, ABC, AGC, CASF, and FCOC 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 building crane issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 all five 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 from the date of signing. Any signatory may terminate the agreement 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 other signatories.


FLORIDA CRANE SAFETY
ALLIANCE SIGNATURE PAGE:



Darlene Fossum
Area Director – Ft. Lauderdale
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 

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Leslie L. Grove III
Area Director - Tampa
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 

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James D. Borders
Area Director – Jacksonville
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 

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Dan Shaw
Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida
 

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Len Mills
South Florida Associated General
Contractors of American
 

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John Siegle
Construction Association of South Florida
 

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John Dewhurst
Florida Crane Owners Council, Inc.
 

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Darlene Fossum
Area Director – Ft. Lauderdale
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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