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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Calumet City Area Office and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 399 (Local 399) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and Local 399 hereby renew the Alliance signed October 16, 2009, with a continued emphasis on reducing and preventing exposure to the hazards associated with confined spaces, exposure to asbestos and arc blast/arc flash. Specifically, OSHA and Local 399 are committed to providing Local 399 members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
OSHA and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 399 will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and Local 399 will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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 shareinformation on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
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.
Signed this 10th day of February, 2012