The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Northwest Ohio Carpenters recognize
the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American
workplaces. OSHA and the Northwest Ohio Carpenters hereby form an Alliance to use their collective
expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical
OSHA and the Northwest Ohio Carpenters agree to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful
working conditions for construction employees by:
- Providing Northwest Ohio Carpenter leaders with information and guidance that will help them
protect the health and safety of their members, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to
electrical, falls, struck by, and crushed by hazards.
- Increasing access to safety and health information and training resources.
- Assist the Northwest Ohio Carpenters in improving existing Health and Safety programs and
developing new programs for future use.
OSHA and the Northwest Ohio Carpenters will also work together to achieve the following training and
- Develop training and education programs based on best practices for working safely in the
construction industry and give recognition to the members for taking said training. Share
information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA and Northwest Ohio Carpenters and their
employers through jointly developed training programs and materials. Promote their implementation
through print or electronic media, at conferences, or by other means of outreach.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of educational courses specific to the construction industry.
Refer to Appendix A for a list of safety related classes that are currently offered to members of
the Northwest Ohio Carpenters.
OSHA and the Northwest Ohio Carpenters will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Provide OSHA with access to Northwest Ohio Carpenters newsletters, meetings, and other resources
as the means to disseminate information and guidance on workplace safety and health issues.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- Appoint a compliance officer to act as a liaison between Northwest Ohio Carpenters and OSHA to
answer compliance questions, discuss current jobsite findings, and current violation trends.
- Cross-train OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals on the Northwest Ohio
Carpenters best practices or effective approaches, as jointly determined by OSHA and Northwest Ohio
OSHA and Northwest Ohio Carpenters will work together to achieve the following goals related to
promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Increase others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health
whenever Northwest Ohio Carpenters leaders address groups.
- On a quarterly basis, convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings to discuss safety and health issues and topics of importance to both OSHA and the Northwest
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 two years and 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.
Jule A. Jones
Occupational Safety and
Dwight R. Smith
Executive Regional Director
Northwest Ohio Carpenters
Signed this 4th day of March, 2005