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AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OKLAHOMA CITY AREA OFFICE
AND
OKLAHOMA DIVISION OF LABOR/CONSULTATION
AND
OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL CONTRACTOR'S ASSOCIATION

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's hereby form an Alliance to provide the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards associated with construction activity with an emphasis on those hazards associated with fatalities and serious injuries: trench cave-ins, electrocutions, caught-by, struck-by and caught-between hazards. In developing this Alliance, the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's OSHA will work together to achieve the following training and education goals:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for contractors and contractor employees regarding the hazards associated with construction activities. .
  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of training and education programs identified as needed by the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's members and others in the Construction Industry.
OSHA, the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's OSHA) 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 workplace hazards, and provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information to employers and employees in the Construction Industry.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's conferences, meetings or other Construction Industry events.
  • Promote and encourage the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), and its Challenge Program; the Oklahoma Department of Labor's Consultation Program (OSHCON) and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
OSHA, the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's OSHA 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 stakeholder meetings on construction issues relevant to Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's member's activities to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
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 proven 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 OSHA, the Oklahoma Division of Labor/Consultation and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractor's), will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. The team will meet 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 two years. Any signatory may terminate the agreement 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.

 


 
James E. Brown, III
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


 
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Rick J. Moore
Executive Director
Oklahoma Municipal Contractor’s


 
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Commissioner of Labor
Oklahoma Dept. of Labor


 
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