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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and McFatter Technical Center recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and McFatter Technical Center hereby form an Alliance to provide the South Florida Marine Industry 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 struck-by, caught between, falling, electrocution, suffocation, marine terminal operations; long shoring operations and related work aboard vessels. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and McFatter Technical Center recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and McFatter Technical Center will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the Marine Services Industry regarding workplace safety and avoiding workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of the 10 hour and 30 hour safety courses for the maritime industry.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on working in confined spaces, fire safety, and safe handling of hazardous materials.

OSHA and McFatter Technical Center 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 employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or McFatter Technical Center's conferences, local meetings, or other outreach events targeting the maritime industry.

OSHA and McFatter Technical Center 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 issues such as, but not limited to hazards related to working in confined spaces, fire safety, safe handling of hazardous materials, operating cargo cranes in the shipyard such as ground conditions, machine mobility and overloading, as well as hoisting improperly to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health concerns.

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 the 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 both 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. 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
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Mark A. Thomas
Director
McFatter Technical Center

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