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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Wisconsin Occupational Safety & Health Consultations Program Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Wisconsin Chapter recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, Waukesha County Technical College, and the American Society of Safety Engineers Wisconsin Chapter hereby form an Alliance to provide WCTC staff, the ASSE Wisconsin Chapter members, small business, and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety.

OSHA, WCTC and the ASSE Wisconsin Chapter will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Using the resources of the allies, deliver or arrange for the delivery of courses such as the OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses for employees of allies and employers or associations.
     
  • Cross-train OSHA, WCTC, and ASSE personnel with best practices or effective approaches relating to workplace safety and health issues.
     
  • To provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communication such to employers and employees in industry.
     
  • Work with alliance participants on specific issues and projects as they relate to education and safety as addressed through the alliance program.

OSHA, WCTC and the ASSE Wisconsin Chapter will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ASSE's conferences, local meetings. Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues or other events held at WCTC such as OSHA's annual Safety Day.
     
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ASSE's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by ASSE and through OSHA or ASSE developed materials, training program, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
     
  • Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media (such as the WCTC Intranet or Web-based links from OSHA, WCTC, and ASSE)
     
  • Encourage WCTC programs to build relationships with the Milwaukee Area OSHA Office and ASSE to address issues relating to workplace safety and health.
     
  • Encourage WCTC degree and certification programs to build positive relationships with OSHA's Area Offices regarding health and safety issues.
     
  • Share information on best practices with companies and organizations in the southeastern Wisconsin area, and publicize the results through outreach training programs and materials.
     
  • Promote and encourage the WCTC members' or worksites' and ASSE Wisconsin Chapter members' participation in OSHA's cooperative program such as the Voluntary Protection Program.

OSHA, WCTC and the ASSE Wisconsin Chapter will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Raise awareness of and demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety and health.
     
  • Focus on risk control, hazard identification, mitigation and correction.
     
  • Develop and communicate results from case studies or actual events, illustrating the value of safety and health.
     
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussion, or stakeholder meetings on issues affecting small business 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 OSHA Office, WCTC, and the ASSE Wisconsin Chapter. 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 hays 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





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Barbara Prindiville, PhD
President
Waukesha County Technical College





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Jim Jones
Wisconsin Chapter President
American Society of Safety Engineers





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