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

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Tampa Area Safety Council (TASC) hereby renew their Alliance signed March 13, 2008. This renewal agreement fully incorporates all of the terms of the March 13, 2008, which are continuing in nature.

OSHA and TASC continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA and TASC remain committed to cooperative and proactive efforts to advance workplace safety and health especially by continuing to provide TASC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address employee exposure to workplace hazards in the warehousing and distribution industries, by developing effective safety and health tools (i.e., safety and health management systems and struck-by prevention programs, emergency planning, as well as fleet safety programs, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) programs. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and TASC recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

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 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 continue to 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 Tampa Area Office 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. Either 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.

Leslie L. Grove III
Area Director
Tampa Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Patty Fernandez
Chief Executive Officer
Tampa Area Safety Council, Inc.