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

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Arkansas Home Builders Association (AHBA) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and AHBA hereby form an Alliance to provide AHBA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to struck-by, falls, and electrical hazards in residential construction.

OSHA and AHBA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of construction safety courses.
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on residential construction hazards.

OSHA and AHBA will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or AHBA conferences, local meetings, or other events.
  • Promote and encourage AHBA member's or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
  • Encourage AHBA members to build relationships with OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues.

OSHA and AHBA 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 whenever AHBA leaders address groups.
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on residential construction safety and health 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 any of that party's products or services; no 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 both 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 OSHA's Little Rock Area Office and AHBA. 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.

This agreement will remain in effect of 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 concurrence of both signatories.

Signed this 11th day of October, 2011.



Carlos M. Reynolds                        Date
Area Director
Little Rock Area Office
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration

Julie Mills                                    Date
Executive Vice-President
Arkansas Home Builders Association


Todd Wilcox                              Date
2011 AHBA President
Arkansas Home Builders Association