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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), represented by the Atlanta Regional Office, the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Georgia Tech), the Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health, and the Concerned Beauty Professionals (CBP), and (hereafter all parties shall be referred to as the Concerned Beauty Professionals Alliance or CBP Alliance) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the participants of the CBP Alliance hereby renew the agreement signed March 31, 2014, with a continued emphasis on providing effective outreach to hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and Vietnamese workers. Specifically, the CBP Alliance is committed to providing beauty industry professionals 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 address the potential exposure of workers to products that contain hazardous chemicals.

This renewal agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance’s activities. Alliance participants will 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 the CBP Alliance group recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • To develop effective training and education programs for CBP members and others regarding reducing and preventing worker exposure to hazardous products. Emphasis will be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as youth and Vietnamese workers.
  • To support the CBP in the delivery of health and safety training focused on the prevention of worker exposure to hazardous products.

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the CBP Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or CBP conferences, local meetings, or other events.

OSHA’s Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. These Alliances have proven 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 each organization will meet to develop a work plan, 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 Regional 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 such signatory gives 30-days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the written concurrence of all signatories.

Signed this 2nd day of December, 2016

Kurt A. Petermeyer
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and Health

Tamara Johnson-Shealey
The Concerned Beauty Professionals

Daniel Ortiz, CSP
Division Chief/ Program Manager
Georgia Tech Research
Institute Occupational
Safety and Health Division

Jenny Houlroyd
The Southeast Center for Young
Worker Safety and Health
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Occupational Safety and Health Division

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