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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Safety
Council, Southwest Chapter (NSC-SWC) recognizes the value of establishing a
collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American
workplaces. OSHA and the NSC-SWC hereby form an Alliance to provide NSC-SWC
members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources
that will help them protect employees’ health and safety. OSHA and the NSC-SWC
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-SWC
recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and NSC-SWC will work together to achieve the following training and
- 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,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (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-SWC 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-SWC will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- 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 OSHA’s and the NSC- SWC Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or NSC-SWC conferences, local meetings, or
other NSC, SWC events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health
professionals regarding NSC-SWC best practices or effective approaches and
publicize results through outreach by NSC-SWC and through OSHA- or NSC-SWC
-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or
any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage NSC-SWC member’s participation in OSHA’s cooperative
programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program,
Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Encourage the NSC-SWC members to build relationships with OSHA’s 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-SWC 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-SWC 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.
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 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
Luis R. Santiago
Ft. Lauderdale Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Ron Dearing Jr.
National Safety Council,
Tampa Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Chairman, Board of Directors
National Safety Council,