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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and John A. Logan College recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and John A. Logan College hereby form an alliance to provide business, students 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 general Industry, construction and service industry workplace hazards, such as falls, electrocutions, struck-by and caught in-between hazards. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and John A. Logan College recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and John A. Logan College will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Provide the expertise to develop training and education programs for general industry, construction and service industry students regarding workplace procedures, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of Occupational Safety and Health courses.

  • Provide expertise to develop workplace occupational safety and health curricula.

OSHA and John A. Logan College will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA’s and the John A. Logan College Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or John A. Logan College conferences, local meetings, or other events.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by OSHA or John A. Logan College developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage John A. Logan College students’ or their worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Encourage John A. Logan College students and/or worksites to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.

OSHA and John A. Logan College will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever John A. Logan College leaders address groups.

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

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. 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 three 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 all signatories.

Nick A. Walters
Area Director
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration


Dr Robert Mees
John A. Logan College