The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Central Ohio National Federation of Independent Businessmen recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and NFIB hereby form an Alliance to provide NFIB 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 exposure to hazards in machine guarding, electrical, lockout/tagout and to address written safety and health program issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and NFIB recognize that OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program is an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and NFIB will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and NFIB will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and NFIB will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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. Team members will include representatives of Columbus Area OSHA office and Central Ohio NFIB. 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 will encourage OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of signing. Either 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 both signatories.
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