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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces within the state of Illinois. OSHA and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association hereby form an Alliance to provide ILCA 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 the most commonly identified general industry, construction, and agriculture-related hazards faced by this industry. Included among these hazards are construction, chemical (hazard communication), confined space, woodworking machinery, mechanical power transmission apparatus, inadequate guarding of portable powered tools, and inadequate use of personal protective equipment.
OSHA and the ILCA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and the ILCA will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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 quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.
OSHA will encourage OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for eighteen months from the date of signing. 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.
Diane Turek, Area Director
Chicago North Area Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Patricia Cassady, Executive Director
Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
Charles Shields, Area Director
Aurora Area Office
Gary Anderson, Area Director
Calumet City Area Office
Peggy ZWeber, Area Director
Peoria Area Office
Signed March 8, 2004