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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Greater New Orleans Industrial Educational Council (GNOIEC) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and GNOIEC hereby form an Alliance to provide petrochemical industry personnel and industry contract workers, including non-English or limited English speaking employees, with information, guidance, and access to industrial education training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety. OSHA and GNOIEC will focus on safety and health hazards associated within the local petro-chemical industry, such as fall hazards, equipment operation hazards, and chemical hazard communication. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and GNOIEC recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the GNOIEC will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
OSHA and GNOIEC will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
OSHA and GNOIEC will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
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. 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. The Alliance Management Team will include representatives of OSHA's Region VI, Baton Rouge Area Office, appropriate area office staff and members from GNOIEC.
This agreement will remain in effect for a two year period. 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.
Signed this 17th day of July, 2009.