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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
BATON ROUGE AREA OFFICE
AND
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and A&M College, hereinafter referred to as LSU-Continuing Education, recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA and LSU-Continuing Education hereby form an Alliance to provide outreach, information and training to employers and employees in the oil and gas industry. Through this Alliance, OSHA will provide LSU-Continuing Education with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly reducing and preventing exposure to work related injuries for oil and gas industry workers in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region. In developing this Alliance, OSHA and LSU-Continuing Education recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA and LSU-Continuing Education will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Provide OSHA expertise in the development of training and education programs for the oil and gas industry regarding the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in these industries.

  • Provide OSHA expertise in the development of workplace safety and health curricula on such topics as the following: Hazard Awareness and Recognition, Benefits of an effective Safety and Health Management System, Effective Safety and Health Training and OSHA Recordkeeping.

  • LSU-Continuing Education will deliver or arrange for the delivery of these courses.
OSHA and LSU-Continuing Education will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • Provide OSHA 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 LSU-Continuing Educations web sites) to employers and employees.

  • Promote and encourage LSU-Continuing Education students and business partners participation in OSHAs cooperative programs such as Compliance Assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, State Consultation and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  • OSHA will provide LSU-Continuing Education with Compliance Assistance an electronic newsletters and publications that they may disseminate.

  • Speak, exhibit or appear at LSU-Continuing Education safety and health conferences, local meetings, conferences and other appropriate meeting or events.
OSHA and LSU-Continuing Education will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or meetings on health and safety issues to help forge innovation solutions in the workplace.

  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
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 or teleconference 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 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.



 

Dorinda Folse
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Baton Rouge Area Office

Douglas P. Weimer
Executive Director
Louisiana State University
Continuing Education


 
Marie C. Frank
Director of Purchasing and Property Management
Louisiana State University
 

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