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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
The U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Baton Rouge Area Office
American Society of Safety Engineers
Greater Baton Rouge Chapter
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Greater Baton Rouge American Society of Safety Engineers recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship between local OSHA officials and safety professionals to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and the Greater Baton Rouge American Society of Safety Engineers hereby form an Alliance to provide for those individuals seeking to increase their professional competency in safety and health with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety.
This alliance seeks to target topic areas including, but not limited to: fall hazards, combustible dusts, trenching/excavation hazards, and struck-by hazards associated within the local petro-chemical and construction industry. These particular hazards have contributed to a significant number of fatalities investigated by OSHA’s Baton Rouge Area Office within the past three fiscal years. In developing this alliance, OSHA and the Greater Baton Rouge American Society of Safety Engineers recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and Consultation project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the Greater Baton Rouge American Society of Safety Engineers will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and the Greater Baton Rouge American Society of Safety Engineers will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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. Team members will include representatives of OSHA’s Baton Rouge Area Office. 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 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 concurrence of all signatories.