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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program and the Metropolitan Builders Association recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program and the Metropolitan Builders Association hereby form an Alliance to provide the Metropolitan Builders Association 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 residential construction hazards and addressing training issues.


OSHA, the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program and the Metropolitan Builders Association will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • To provide expertise to develop training and education programs for local homebuilders associations regarding residential construction hazards, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • To provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on residential construction hazards.



OSHA, the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program and the Metropolitan Builders Association will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • To 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, the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program and the Metropolitan Builders Association Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences or local meetings.

  • Share information among personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding the Metropolitan Builders Association’s best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach activities. Develop materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

  • Promote and encourage the Metropolitan Builders Association members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as the Voluntary Protection Program.

  • Encourage the Metropolitan Builders Association to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices and the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program to address health and safety issues, including residential construction hazards.

OSHA, the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program and the Metropolitan Builders Association will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • When the Metropolitan Builders Association leaders address groups on safety and health topics, raise others’ awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health.

  • 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 residential construction hazard 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 all organizations, will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. Team members will include representatives of the Milwaukee and Madison OSHA Offices, the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program and the Metropolitan Builders Association. In addition, they will meet at least two 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. 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.

 



 


George Yoksas
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 


 


Kimberly Stille
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 

 


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John D. Chapin
Acting Project Manager
Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultation Program
 


 


Matt Moroney
Executive Director
Metropolitan Builders Association
 

 


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