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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR,
STATE OF WISCONSIN ON-SITE CONSULTATION PROGRAM
AND
WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF SAFETY

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wisconsin Council of Safety (WCS) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and WCS hereby form an Alliance to provide WCS customers with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees health and safety in all types of workplaces.

OSHA, Wisconsin On-Site Consultation, and WCS will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Develop training and education programs on health and safety issues to improve business awareness of OSHA regulations, safety and health management systems, and cooperative programs.
     
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health courses for employees and supervisors working in the various areas covered by this alliance.
     
  • Improve the safety and health performance of employers that receive outreach, training, or other assistance services (i.e., mentoring, on-site consultation, hazard identification).
OSHA, On-Site Consultation, and WCS will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Develop and disseminate information through written publications and electronic media.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or WCS conferences, local meetings, or other events.
     
  • Promote and encourage WCS members or worksites participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
     
  • Share information on best practices, as jointly determined by OSHA, On-Site Consultation, and WCS, of WCS member worksites with others in the industry, and publicize the results through outreach by WCS and through OSHA- or WCS-developed training programs and materials.
     
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects as they relate to occupational safety and health and that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
OSHA, On-Site Consultation, and WCS will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • 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 safety and health issues impacting Wisconsin businesses, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
OSHAs 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 partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of all three 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 three 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 both signatories.

Agreed this day, _____________________, 2005
 
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Bryan Roessler
Director
Wisconsin Council of Safety
Kimberly Stille
Area Director
OSHA, Madison

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George Yoksas
Area Director
OSHA, Milwaukee
Melvin R. Lischefski
Area Director
OSHA, Appleton

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Mark Hysell
Area Director
OSHA, Eau Claire
Terry Moen
Program Manager
Wisconsin Health Consultation Program

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Barry Glashagel
Program Manager
Wisconsin Safety Consultation Program