AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CLEVELAND AREA OFFICE
CUYAHOGA COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CCBH hereby form an Alliance to provide restaurant owners, county employees, teen workers and other members with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of employees working in the restaurant industry, particularly in area of reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards, including, but not limited to lacerations, trips, slips, falls, burns, electrical hazards and chemical overexposures. In developing this Alliance OSHA and CCBH recognize that OSHA's Ohio State Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and CCBH will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for restaurant employees and teen workers working in the food service industry, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
- Assist in delivering or arranging for specific safety courses for employees and member companies of the CCBH.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula for employees in the food service industry, this includes but is not limited to promoting first aid and medical attention for emergencies.
OSHA and The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- 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 CCBH's websites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and CCBH conferences, local meetings, or other Cleveland Area Restaurant Association events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding The Cuyahoga County Board of Health's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach and developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Promote and encourage restaurant owners and/or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, OSHA Partnerships and OSHA Onsite Consultation.
OSHA and The Cuyahoga County Board of Health 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 The Cuyahoga County Board of Health addresses groups.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on food service worker safety 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 three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
This agreement will remain in effect for one year. 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 concurrence of all signatories.
Area Director, Cleveland A.O.
Occupational Safety and
Terrence M. Allan, R.S., M.P.H.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health