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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and CareerSafeŽ
recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer
and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and CareerSafeŽ hereby form an
Alliance to provide teens with information, guidance, and access to training
resources that will help them recognize workplace safety and health hazards when
entering the workforce.
OSHA and CareerSafeŽ will work together to achieve the following training and
OSHA and CareerSafeŽ will work together to achieve the following outreach and
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs
for teens to recognize workplace safety and health hazards.
- Deliver or arrange for the delivery of CareerSafeŽ courses.
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health
curricula on General Industry and Construction hazards.
OSHA and CareerSafeŽ will work together to achieve the following goals related
to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the
recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in
developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic
media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the CareerSafeŽ's Web sites)
to teens entering the workforce.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CareerSafeŽ's conferences, local
meetings, or other Regional or National Service Center events.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health
professionals regarding CareerSafeŽ's effective approaches and publicize results
through outreach by CareerSafeŽ and through OSHA- or CareerSafeŽ -developed
materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on teen
safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
- Encourage high schools and vocational colleges to build relationships with
OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address teen health and safety issues.
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; nor does the Agency
enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's
products or services.
- Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace
safety and health whenever CareerSafeŽ's leaders address groups.
- 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 teen safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in
the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs. 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 until September 30, 2010. 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
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, Region VI
Dr. Larry Teverbaugh
Page last updated: 02/26/2010