Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region VI

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Baton Rouge Area Office and National Safety Council (NSC), South Louisiana Chapter continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and NSC, South Louisiana Chapter hereby renew the Alliance signed January 7, 2007, with a continued emphasis on providing members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address reducing and preventing exposure to traffic collisions and related worker deaths and injuries, providing first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training awareness, and deliver and implement safety and health management system programs. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and NSC, South Louisiana Chapter recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives:

  • Raise others' awareness of and demonstrate their own commitment to workplace safety and health whenever a NSC, South Louisiana Chapter staff/representatives/ member 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, volunteer relationships, or other community meetings related to vehicle safety, first aid, CPR and AED training and safety and health management system programs to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

Training and Education

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for NSC member and non-member companies along with individuals such as students and consultants regarding hazard prevention in the workplace, home and communities, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of NSC and non-NSC safety and health courses as listed on the NSC, South Louisiana Chapter's website.

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop workplace safety and health curricula on construction and general industry topics as needed.

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Disseminate information through print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and links from OSHA's and NSC, South Louisiana Chapter Web sites.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or NSC, South Louisiana Chapter's training sessions, local meetings, or other events such as the NSC's South Louisiana Chapter Annual safety award banquet and generate other opportunities for OSHA and NSC members to speak to safety and health professionals.

  • Promote and encourage NSC, South Louisiana Chapter members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program

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 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. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Baton Rouge 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 7th day of May, 2013.

Dorinda Folse
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Beth Inbau
President & CEO
NSC, South Louisiana Chapter