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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Sunshine Safety Council (SSC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the SSC hereby form an Alliance to provide the SSC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees’ health and safety by implementing work zone safety and control programs and effective safety and health management system.

OSHA and SSC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs for both members and non-members of SSC, focusing on safety and health management systems.
  • Develop training and education for both members and nonmembers of the Council, addressing the benefits of participation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs.
  • The SSC will develop and deliver training for both members and non-members of SSC, focusing on work zone traffic safety and controls.

OSHA and SSC will also work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information, including safety and health management systems, through print and electronic media, including electronic tools and links from OSHA’s and SSC’s Web sites.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at educational awareness seminars, annual SSC awards ceremony, local meetings, or other events such as the annual SSC Board Meeting.
  • Promote and encourage SSC members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as the compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

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 quarterly 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 of signing. Any signatory may terminate the agreement 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.

James D. Borders
Area Director - Jacksonville
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


A. Monty Mountcastle
Chief Executive Officer
Sunshine Safety Council, Inc.


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