Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region IV


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Safety Council, Broward Chapter (NSC-BC) recognizes the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the NSC- BC hereby form an Alliance to provide NSC-BC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety. OSHA and the NSC- BC will work to reduce and prevent employee exposure to workplace hazards in the construction and general industries, by developing effective safety and health tools (i.e., Safety and Health Management Systems, Fleet Safety Programs, Warehousing Safety, as well as First Aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) Programs). Emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as non-English speaking workers. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and NSC-BC recognize that OSHAs State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and NSC-BC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs

    addressing a wide range of construction and general industry safety and health issues, for the business community, such as Safety and Health Management Systems, Fleet Safety Programs, Warehousing Safety, as well as First Aid, CPR and AED Programs. To provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in English and Spanish.
     Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on workplace safety topics.

  • NSC-BC will deliver or arrange for the delivery of certified training courses developed by the National Safety Council, as well as the above courses.

OSHA and NSC-BC 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 (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHAs and the NSC, BC Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHAs or NSC-BC conferences, local meetings, or other NSC-BC events.
     
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding NSC-BC best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by NSC-BC and through OSHA- or NSC-BC -developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
     
  • Promote and encourage NSC-BC members participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
     
  • Encourage the NSC-BC members to build relationships with OSHAs Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues including safety and health management systems, Fleet Safety, First Aid, CPR and AED.

OSHA and NSC, BC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Raise the awareness of other industry groups and the public with respect to workplace safety and health, and demonstrate the industry's commitment to the issues identified in this Alliance Agreement when NSC- BC leaders address outside groups, at trade shows, educational conferences and member lunches.
     
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on fleet safety, emergency care and occupational safety and health programs to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

OSHAs 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 partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys 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.



 
Luis R. Santiago
Ft. Lauderdale Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


 
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Ron Dearing Jr.
President/CEO
National Safety Council,
Broward Chapter


 
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Daniel May
Chairman, Board of Directors
National Safety Council,
Broward Chapter


 
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