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 OSHA's 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:
OSHA and Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
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:
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 party's products or services; nor does either party enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting the other 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 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.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Columbus Area Office
Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus
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