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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION’S (OSHA)
CALUMET CITY AREA OFFICE
AND THE
INTERNATIONAL UNION of OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCAL 399

The Calumet City Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 399, recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces.

These organizations hereby form an Alliance to provide the apprentices and journeymen participating in Local 399 training programs with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards associated with confined spaces, exposure to asbestos and arc blast/arc flash. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 399, recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 399, will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at Local 399 apprenticeship training or other training sessions.
     
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of an OSHA presentation on the recognition and hazards associated with asbestos exposure during maintenance activities.
     
  • Share information between OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices for repair and maintenance on commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
OSHA and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 399, will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health whenever OSHA leaders address groups.
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues regarding the hazards associated with maintenance activities in older buildings in the Chicago area.
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.

OSHA agrees to obtain written consent from the Local 399 prior to obtaining or using any materials developed by Local 399.

An implementation team made up of representatives of these organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. The team 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 from the date of the agreement. Any 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 all signatories.

The parties to this agreement are and remain independent entities and one shall not be construed as being an agent or employee of the other.

 



 
Gary Anderson
Area Director
OSHA - Calumet City Area Office



 
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Local 399 - International Union
of Operating Engineers



 
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Local 399 - International Union
of Operating Engineers



 
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