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The Alabama Technology Network (ATN) joins with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Gulf Coast Maritime Safety Association (GCMSA) and Alabama Physical Therapy Association (ALAPTA) in recognizing the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to advance safety and more healthful American workplaces. The ATN therefore agrees to join the OSHA, GCMSA, and ALAPTA Alliance to use their collective expertise to help protect employees' health and safety, particularly promoting the value of safety and health to alliance members and others in the maritime industry. The ATN agrees to all of the provisions of the original Alliance signed by OSHA, GCMSA, and ALAPTA on May 27, 2004. In amending this agreement all participants recognize that OSHA's State Plan and 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 from the participating 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. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.

Byron Dunn
Alabama Technology Network
Jefferson Davis Community College