AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
EL PASO AREA OFFICE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE - RISK MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) El Paso Area Office and El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute hereby form an Alliance to provide El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute students and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and addressing construction and general industry issues, and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
This agreement provides a framework and objectives for the Alliance's activities. Alliance participants will summarize specific activities and timeframes for completion in a written work plan.
Through the Alliance, the organizations will use relevant injury, illness and hazard exposure data when appropriate to help identify areas of emphasis for Alliance awareness, outreach, and communication activities. The Alliance will also explore and implement selected options to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance and measure the impact of its overall effort on improving workplace safety for employers and workers. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort, and that information about the products and activities of the Alliance may be shared with these partners for the advancement of common goals.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following objectives related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:
- To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, such as falls, electrocution, struck-by, caught-in or between and heat illness hazards including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
- To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on construction and general industry safety and health issues.
Training and Education
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education objectives:
- To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA 10 and 30 Hour courses and other Safety and Health courses in English and Spanish.
Outreach and Communication
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication objectives:
- To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or El Paso Community College conferences, local meetings, or other safety training events.
- To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding El Paso Community College good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. 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 or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's products or services.
An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet to develop a work plan, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least two 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 El Paso 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 14th day of August, 2017.
Diego Alvarado Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Mr. Barry Bogle
Director Law Enforcement Academy
El Paso Community College – Risk Management Institute