Agreement Establishing An Alliance Between the
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
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 goals:
- 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 fall hazards.
- 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 potential hazards.
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 signatories.
Laura J. Johnson
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
Occupational Safety and Health Administration