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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AUSTIN AREA OFFICE
AND
GEORGETOWN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
GEORGETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
AND
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
AUSTIN CHAPTER

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Georgetown Independent School District (Georgetown ISD) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) (collectively "signatories to the Alliance") agree to establish an Alliance to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction youth workers. OSHA, Georgetown ISD and AGC hereby form an Alliance to provide youth with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them to be knowledgeable of safety and health hazards of the construction industry with a focus on the four major hazards; falls, electrical, struck by, and caught in/between hazards. The signatories to the Alliance recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners, are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, Georgetown ISD and AGC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for construction youth workers regarding falls, electrical, struck by, and caught in/between, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the OSHA 10-hour Safety Course.
OSHA, Georgetown ISD and the AGC 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 hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA’s websites).

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at events such as AGC local Chapter meeting and Georgetown ISD council meetings.

  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Georgetown ISD and AGC best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by Georgetown ISD, AGC and through OSHA or Georgetown ISD, AGC developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable form).
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 the 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 the three organizations 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 each school semester to track and share information on activities and result 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.

 


 
Joe Dan Lee
Superintendent of Schools
Georgetown Independent School District


 
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Philip E. Thoden
President & CEO
Associated General Contractors of America


 
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Rupert Chavez
Assistant Area Director
Austin Area Office
OSHA


 
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