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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Georgia Department of Transportation (hereinafter referred to as GDOT), Georgia Division-Federal Highway Administration (hereinafter referred to as Georgia FHWA), Georgia Highway Contractors Association (hereinafter referred to as GHCA), Georgia Utility Contractors Association (hereinafter referred to as GUCA), Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (hereinafter referred to as ACCG), the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (hereinafter referred to as GTRI), and 3M Corporation (hereinafter referred to as 3M) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M hereby form an Alliance to provided employers and employees in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in the reducing and preventing exposure to struck by hazards and addressing work zone issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Onsite Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, to the extent its resources permit, GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M will also work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for employers and employees regarding struck-by hazards and other work zone issues, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of work zone safety and struck by training courses.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on struck-by hazards and other work zone issues.

OSHA to the extent its resources permit, GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M 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 OSHA’s and GDOT’s, Georgia FHWA’s, GHCA’s, GUCA’s, ACCG’s, GTRI’s and 3M’s Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M’s conferences, local meetings, or other events.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professional regarding GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by OSHA and GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M and through OSHA- or GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage Alliance members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Onsite Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

OSHA, to the extent its resources permit, GDOT, Georgia FHWA, GHCA, GUCA, ACCG, GTRI and 3M will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings addressing successes resulting from this Alliance to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to ensure information is effectively disseminated.

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 these 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. OSHA will afford the opportunity for representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and the association of state Consultation Projects to participate as well.

This agreement will remain in effect for one year from the date of signing and will be automatically renewed annually thereafter. However, any 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 all signatories.

Georgia Struck-by Alliance
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Andre C. Richards
Atlanta-West Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Harold E. Linnenkohl
Commissioner
Georgia Department of Transportation


 
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Gei-Thae Breezley
Atlanta-East Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Arnie Pittman
Georgia Highway Contractors Association


 
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John Deifer
Savannah Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Robert M. Callan
Georgia Division, Federal Highway Administration


 
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Daniel Ortiz, CSP
Division Chief/ Program Manager
Georgia Tech Research
Institute Occupational
Safety and Health Division


 
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Shirley Cooley, President
Georgia Utility Contractors Association


 
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Margaret Coleman
3M Corporation


 
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Jerry Griffin, Executive Director
Association of County
Commissioners of Georgia


 
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