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Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VI

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and the AESC hereby renew in part the Alliance signed March 30, 2005, and renewed May 21, 2007, with a continued emphasis on workplace safety and health in the well servicing industry. Specifically, both groups are committed to providing AESC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers. Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address hand injury prevention, fire hazards, and exposure to air contaminants. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and the AESC recognize that OSHA’s On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the Alliance.

OSHA and the AESC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of well servicing field training courses for OSHA compliance officers and industry professionals.
OSHA and the AESC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA’s and the AESC’s Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or AESC’s conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the Oil and Gas Safety Conference.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AESC’s best practices or effective approaches, and publicize results through outreach by the AESC and through OSHA- or AESC-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
  • Promote and encourage AESC members’ or worksites’ participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
  • Encourage AESC chapters and member company worksites to build relationships with OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including hand injuries, fire hazards, and exposure to air contaminants.
OSHA and the AESC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings to discuss flame resistant/retardant clothing issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party’s products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization 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 three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Regional Cooperative and State Programs office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage On-site Consultation Projects’ participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two 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 written concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 23rd day of June, 2010.


Dean W. McDaniel                                                Date
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

Kenny Jordan                                                   Date
Executive Director
Association of Energy Service Companies