AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
FORT LAUDERDALE AREA OFFICE
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Indian River State College (IRSC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and IRSC hereby form an Alliance to provide IRSC instructors, students 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 hazards in the construction industry for young workers within the targeted communities of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee Counties. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and IRSC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and IRSC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Work with OSHA in provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the Corporate & Community Training Institute (CCTI) at IRSC regarding construction and general industry safety and health principles and practices, development of effective safety and health management systems and expertise in communicating such information to teen workers throughout the IRSC community.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA Outreach 10 Hour Construction and General Industry courses.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA Outreach Construction 500 and/or General Industry 501 instructor certification of Construction Academy teachers.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula for the CCTI to incorporate into its teaching plan.
OSHA and IRSC 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 to the construction industry in similar ways that are not limited to, (e.g., OSHA's and CCTI's Web sites, print documentation, electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and interactive computer software).
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at CCTI local meetings or construction related events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CCTI's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by CCTI and OSHA -developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage CCTI members' or worksites' 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 and IRSC 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 Youth Worker Safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues for students
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 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.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date signed. Either 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 concurrence of both signatories.
Darlene Fossum, Area Director
Ft. Lauderdale Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Jan W. Pagano, J.D.
Corporate & Community Training Institute @ IRSC