Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region V


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Columbus Area Office, and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus hereby form an Alliance to provide volunteer home builders and others within the residential construction and homebuilding industry information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help control hazards related to falls, struck-by injuries, crushing injuries, electrical and other hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus recognize that OSHAs State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus Habitat will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop and provide training materials and education programs for Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus participants to improve safety at worksites to provide expertise in communicating such information to the participants.

  • Develop and provide training materials and education programs for Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus participants to prevent hazards related to falls, struck-by injuries, crushing injuries, electrical and other hazards.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health training sessions at Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus training sessions.

OSHA and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Provide expertise to assist in the development of information for the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and develop innovative ways of communicating information through print, electronic media, and electronic assistance tools to employers and employees.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at the training sessions, regional meetings or other events.

  • Share information among OSHA and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus regarding best practices.

  • Publicize and share outreach materials, training programs, and other materials at workshops, seminars, lectures or other applicable forums.

  • Promote and encourage participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Work with Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus participants on specific issues and projects for safety and health program improvements.

  • Encourage Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus participants to build relationships with OSHAs Regional and Area Offices, State Plan States, and Consultation Projects to address health and safety issues.

OSHA and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus 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 residential construction safety and health whenever Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus leaders address groups.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on health and safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in residential construction.

The Alliance provides 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. The Alliance will be a valuable tool for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance, neither Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus or OSHA endorses any of that partys products or services; nor does either party enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting the other partys 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 two years. Either party 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 parties.




 


Deborah Zubaty
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Columbus Area Office




 


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Erik Lambert
Construction Director
Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus



 


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