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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Gulf Coast Maritime Safety Association (GCMSA) and Alabama Physical Therapy Association (ALAPTA) hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed July 24, 2004. OSHA, GCMSA, and ALAPTA continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. OSHA, GCMSA, and ALAPTA remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA, GCMSA, and ALAPTA recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Onsite Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

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 OSHA, GCMSA, and ALAPTA 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 the signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.

Kenneth Atha
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Mobile, AL Area Office


Jeff Crocker
Gulf Coast Maritime Safety Association


Ernest McCormick
Federal Government
Affairs Liaison
Alabama Physical Therapy Association