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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Tampa Area Office and the Tampa Area Safety Council (TASC) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the TASC hereby renew the Alliance signed March 13, 2008, and renewed February 7, 2011, with a continued emphasis on reducing and preventing 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). Specifically, emphasis will also be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach groups, such as non-English speaking and youth workers. Both organizations are committed to providing the TASC members and others 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 the TASC 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:
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
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.
Footnote 1 - OSHA and TASC will establish a steering committee of safety and health community leaders to discuss the safety and health concerns of small businesses. The group will promote safe and healthful workplaces and develop mentoring tools and outreach products for small businesses in the warehousing and distribution industries.