AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
MADISON AREA OFFICE
THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL
OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin (BCTC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and BCTC hereby renew an Alliance to provide BCTC's members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing hazards, such as but not limited to falls and electrical, in the construction industry. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and BCTC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and BCTC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Provide awareness training of the elements of the Construction Industry Institute's zero injury best practices, such as Safety Pre-Project/Pre-Task Planning, Safety Orientation and Training and Accidents/Incidents Investigations.
- Review existing safety and health curricula at the Council members apprentice schools and advise on how to effectively provide and update training on OSHA policy and procedures to apprentices in the construction trades.
- Develop training and education programs on construction industry issues such as fall prevention, electrical hazards and other issues to reduce fatalities and prevent hazards in the building and construction industry.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour construction industry courses. OSHA and BCTC will pursue, where appropriate, opportunities to deliver additional construction safety courses in the future.
OSHA and the Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Disseminate information through existing communication tools, including websites and newsletters. In addition to the use of existing tools, stimulate the development of new resources and tools, such as trade specific job hazard analyses and site audit checklists.
- Speak, exhibit or appear at conferences, local meetings, scheduled training, or other events such as OSHA, and BCTC safety seminars, conferences, committee meetings and forums to share information and guidance on safety and health issues and OSHA's outreach efforts related to the construction industry.
- Share information on construction worksite best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and BCTC, with others in the industry and publicize the results through outreach through OSHA and BCTC developed training programs.
OSHA and the Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever BCTC leaders address groups.
- Raise the awareness of BCTC members of the elements of the Construction Industry Institute's zero injury best practices.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on construction safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 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 monthly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for three years from the date of signing and will automatically be renewed annually thereafter. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of both signatories and may be terminated for any reason with 30 days written notice from either signatory.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Building and Construction Trades Council of
South Central Wisconsin