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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
TAMPA, FL AREA OFFICE
THE UNITED SAFETY COUNCIL, INC.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The United Safety
Council (USC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and
more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the USC hereby form an Alliance to provide the USC
members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect
employees' health and safety particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards associated
with disasters and emergency preparedness. OSHA and USC will work together to develop effective safety
and health tools (i.e., Safety and Health Management System, Emergency Preparedness Plan (for both
natural and man-made disasters), Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention Program, as well as
First Aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) Programs).
In addition an emphasis will be placed on effectively communicating these issues to hard-to-reach
groups, such as non-English speaking and young workers. In developing 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 and USC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and USC will also work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs addressing a wide
range of safety and health issues, such as safety and health management systems, emergency planning
(including pandemic influenza), workplace violence, as well as first aid, cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) programs and to provide expertise in
communicating such information to employers and employees in the industries.
- USC will deliver or arrange for the delivery of certified training courses and other courses on
the topics above.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on the topics
listed above for hard-to-reach groups, such as, non-English speaking workers and young workers.
OSHA and USC will work together to achieve the following goals related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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 the USC's Web sites) to
employers and employees in the industries.
Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or USC's events such as educational awareness seminars, local
meetings, or other events such as the annual USC Awards Meeting.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding USC
best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by the USC and through
OSHA- or USC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other
- Promote and encourage USC members or worksites to participate 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.
- Raise the awareness of other industry groups and the public with respect to workplace safety and
health, and demonstrate the industry's commitment to the issues identified in this Alliance
Agreement when USC leaders address outside groups, educational conferences and member meetings.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace
violence, emergency planning, and occupational safety and health programs to help forge innovative
solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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.
Leslie L. Grove III
Tampa Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Thomas. G. Guilmet
United Safety Council, Inc.
United Safety Council, Inc.