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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE

BETWEEN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor,
Atlanta-East, Atlanta-West and Savannah, GA, Area Offices,
Georgia Department of Transportation,
Georgia Highway Contractors Association, Incorporated,
Federal Highway Administration - Georgia Division,
Georgia Utility Contractors Association,
Local Government Risk Management Services,
Georgia Tech Research Institute, 3M Corporation,
Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.,
Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Georgia Power,
Construction Education Foundation of Georgia, Pike Electric, LLC,
National Safety Council, Georgia Chapter,
Ansco & Associates, LLC,
And
Governor's Office of Highway Safety


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Area Offices in Georgia; the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); the Georgia Highway Contractors Association (GHCA); the Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Division; the Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA); the Local Government Risk Management Services; the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health Division (GTRI); 3M Corporation (3M); the Associated General Contractors of Georgia, Inc.; Lamar Outdoor Advertising (Lamar); Georgia Power, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA); Pike Electric, LLC.; the National Safety Council, Georgia Chapter (NSC); Ansco & Associates, LLC; and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (hereafter referred to as the Georgia Struck by Alliance) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the Georgia Struck by Alliance hereby renew the Alliance signed on December 5, 2006 and renewed March 5, 2013, with a continued emphasis on protecting workers from struck by and work zone hazards. Specifically, these organizations remain committed to providing employers and employees in the construction industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and members of the Georgia Struck by Alliance recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

  • 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.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • To develop effective 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.

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the Georgia Struck by Alliance member's Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at Georgia Struck by Alliance member's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Georgia Struck by Alliance member's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. 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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization 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 team members will include representatives of the OSHA Area Offices in Georgia and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects' participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. 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 written concurrence of all signatories.

Signed this 19th date of March, 2015

 


Christi Griffin
Atlanta-West Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration

 

Date

 


Russell R. McMurry, P.E.
Commissioner
Georgia Department of Transportation

 

Date

 


William Fulcher,
Atlanta-East Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration

 

Date

 


David Moellering
Georgia Highway Contractors
Association

 

Date

 


Bob Vazzi, Area Director
Savannah Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration

 

Date

 


Rodney N. Barry, P.E.
Federal Highway Administration,
Georgia Division

 

Date

 


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

 

Date

 


Vikki Consiglio
Executive Director
Georgia Utility Contractors Association

 

Date

 


Margaret Coleman
3M Corporation

 

Date

 


Dan Beck
Director
Local Government Risk Management Services

 

Date

 


Cherri Watson
Director, Safety, Education &
Workforce Development
Associated General Contractors
of Georgia, Inc.

 

Date

 


S. Hamilton Hardin, III
Safety and Health Manager
Georgia Power

 

Date

 


Chuck Wigger
Corporate Safety Director
Lamar Advertising

 

Date

 


W. Kevin Ward
Chief Operations Officer
Construction Education
Foundation of Georgia

 

Date

 


Ken Flechler
Vice President Environmental,
Health and Safety Pike Electric, LLC

 

Date

 


Bob Wilson,
Director
National Safety Council, Georgia Chapter

 

Date

 


Terry Whitehouse
Safety Director
Ansco & Associates, LLC

 

Date

 


Harris Blackwood
Director, Governor's Office
of Highway Safety

 

Date

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