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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Marble Institute of America (MIA) have recognized the value of continuing the collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces since the signing of the initial Alliance in March 2006. OSHA and MIA formed this Alliance to provide MIA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that have helped them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to silica hazards and addressing safety related hazards in natural stone fabricating businesses, including, but not limited to material handling, particularly slab handling issues. In continuing this Alliance, OSHA and MIA recognized that OSHA's Ohio State Consultation Project partner has also been an integral part of the OSHA national effort. All entities want to continue the progress made over the past two years and renew these efforts by continuing the Alliance for a two year period.
OSHA and MIA will continue to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and MIA will continue to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and MIA will continue to 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 continue to 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. OSHA will encourage Ohio On-Site Consultation Program's participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. Any 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.