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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 knowledge.

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 education goals:
  • 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 communication goals:
  • 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 Carpenters.

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 Ohio Carpenters.

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. Hovi
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration



 


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Ron Rothenbuhler
Executive Regional Director
Northwest Ohio Carpenters



 


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Signed this 23th day of February, 2007