The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and Iowa-Illinois Safety Council (IISC), Chapter of National Safety Council
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer
and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and IISC, hereby form an Alliance
to provide IISC 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 falls, driving hazards and
addressing hazard recognition issues. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and IISC
recognize that OSHA’s Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the
OSHA national effort.
OSHA and IISC will work together to achieve the following training and education
- Provide access to training and education through Iowa-Illinois Safety
Council’s on-site training programs and seminars, specific to the focus areas.
- Coordinate efforts with OSHA to provide safety training opportunities with
motor vehicle defensive driving programs to help to reduce motor vehicle
fatalities and injuries.
- Coordinate efforts with OSHA to provide recognition of fall hazards and
methods of fall protection to reduce fall injuries and fatalities through
hazard identification and effective measures to eliminate or control potential
- Coordinate efforts with OSHA to improve skills in hazard recognition and
control, enabling IISC to better assist membership employers.
- Coordinate efforts with OSHA to take a pro-active approach with
identification and elimination of hazards, thus reducing incidents and
OSHA and IISC will work together to achieve the
following outreach and communication goals:
- Provide speaker resources for local meetings, conventions and appearances
to promote the Alliance through Iowa-Illinois Safety Council and OSHA specific
to the focus areas.
- Develop and disseminate informational materials through printed and
electronic means to IISC membership about the Alliance educational
opportunities specific to the focus areas.
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 the Peoria Area OSHA 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. OSHA will encourage the OSHA
Consultation Project to participate.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. 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
Laura J. Johnson
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
Occupational Safety and Health Administration