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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Baton Rouge Area Office and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Greater Baton Rouge Chapter continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Greater Baton Rouge Chapter hereby renew the Alliance signed December 19, 2008, with a continued emphasis on providing 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. Specifically, both organizations are committed to providing ASSE Greater Baton Rouge Chapter members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address hazards have contributed to a significant number of fatalities investigated by OSHA’s Baton Rouge Area Office within the past three fiscal years. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and ASSE Greater Baton Rouge Chapter recognize that OSHA’s State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
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. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Baton Rouge Area Office and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States’ and OSHA 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 17th day of March, 2011.