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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 education goals:

  • 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 outreach and communication goals:
  • 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 applicable forum).

  • 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 and CareerSafeŽ 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 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.
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.

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 signatories.


Dean McDaniel
Regional Administrator
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, Region VI



Dr. Larry Teverbaugh
Program Manger



Page last updated: 02/26/2010