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Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region V

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Madison Area Technical College (MATC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and MATC hereby form an Alliance to provide MATC members with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety in all types of workplaces. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and MATC recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and MATC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Develop training and education programs on health and safety issues targeted to the Arts & Science educational programs within the technical college system (i.e., chemistry, biology and physics general education labs/classes).

  • Using the resources of the allies, deliver or arrange for the delivery of courses such as OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses for employees and supervisors working in the various areas covered by this alliance.

  • Utilizing OSHA and MATC expertise; develop workplace safety and health curricula in the specific areas of interest to the partners, as well as training in other areas that may become apparent during the course of this alliance.

OSHA and MATC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA’s and MATC’s web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or MATC conferences, local meetings, or other events.

  • Cross-train OSHA and MATC personnel each others’ best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and MATC.

  • Promote and encourage MATC members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and MATC, of MATC’s worksites with others in the industry, and publicize the results through outreach by MATC and through OSHA- or MATC-developed training programs and materials.

  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects as they relate to educational science lab safety and that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

  • Encourage MATC chapters and worksites to build relationships with OSHA’s Area Offices to address health and safety issues.

OSHA and MATC 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 MATC 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 safety and health issues impacting the educational sciences arena, 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 quarterly 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 both signatories.

Kimberly Stille
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Cynthia Eghbalnia
Safety and Health Manager