<<< Back to Region V Alliance Logo
Link to Printing InstructionsPrinting Instructions
 
DOL
An Alliance Between

Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
 


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
 
OSHA

and the Illinois Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program 



Agreement establishing an Alliance between Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and
the Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program


The Grain & Feed Association of Illinois (GFAI), the Illinois Area Offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Illinois Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Program, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Onsite Consultation) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. The Grain & Feed Association of Illinois, the Illinois OSHA Area Offices, and Onsite Consultation hereby form an Alliance to provide GFAI members participants, and workers with information, guidance, and training resources to protect employees health and safety. The Alliance will focus on preventing exposure to hazards related to machine guarding, lockout, slip and fall hazards, ergonomic stressors, and confined space entry.

The Grain & Feed Association of Illinois, OSHA and the Onsite Consultation will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Provide access to training and education through GFAI onsite training programs and seminars, specific to the focus areas.
     
  • Coordinate efforts to provide training opportunities to help reduce fatalities and injuries.
     
  • Coordinate efforts to provide recognition of machine guarding and confined space entry hazards and methods to reduce injuries and fatalities through hazard identification and effective measures to eliminate or control potential hazards.
     
  • Coordinate efforts with each other to improve worker skills in hazard recognition and control.
     
  • Coordinate efforts to take a pro-active approach to encourage the use of a permit system to identify and eliminate potential work site hazards.
The Grain & Feed Association of Illinois, OSHA and Onsite Consultation will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Provide speaker resources for local meetings, conventions and appearances to promote the Alliance throughout Illinois.
     
  • Develop and disseminate informational materials through printed and electronic means to contractors, subcontractors, laborers and other workers about the Alliance educational opportunities specific to the focus areas.
OSHAs 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 partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of the GFAI, OSHA and Onsite Consultation 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 the Peoria OSHA Area Office. 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 three years. Any signatory may terminate the Alliance 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.






 
Nick Walters
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (Peoria)





Date



 
Jeffrey Adkisson
Executive Vice-President
Grain & Feed Association of Illinois





Date



 
Kathy Webb
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (Aurora)





Date



 
Gary Anderson
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (Calumet City)





Date



 
Diane Turek
Area Director OSHA Area Office
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (Chicago North)





Date



 
Mica Torricelli
Acting Program Manager
Onsite Consultation (IL DCEO)





Date